Alphabetical Guide to California Zinfandel

Alphabetical Guide to California Zinfandel
Harvest arrives at Ridge Vineyards, a Zinfandel pioneer whose first bottlings of the grape date to the 1960s. This historic producer thrived in both the 2018 and 2019 vintages, producing highly rated wines from both Sonoma and Paso Robles. (Courtesy of Ridge)
From the Jun 30, 2021, issue

These wines were tasted for the California Zinfandel tasting report in the June 30, 2021, issue of Wine Spectator magazine by Tim Fish. For a full analysis of the latest vintage and top wine and top values charts, read On the Bright Side. WineSpectator.com members can find all reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
ACORN
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Heritage Vines Alegría Vineyards 2017 90 $50
ACRE
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2018 77 $30
ANCIENT OAK
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Pagnano Vineyard 2016 87 $39
ANDIS
Zinfandel Sierra Foothills Painted Fields Old Vine 2018 87 $25
ANGELS & COWBOYS
Sonoma County 2018 86 $22
APERTURE
1912 Estate Vineyard Russian River Valley 2018 93 $85
ARMIDA
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Maple Vineyards 2018 89 $44
Zinfandel Sonoma Coast Parmelee-Hill Vineyard 2018 87 $48
BACA
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Home Base 2018 89 $40
Zinfandel Paso Robles Double Dutch Dusi Vineyard 2018 89 $35
BARTHOLOMEW ESTATE
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley 2018 89 $35
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Garden Block 2018 89 $45
BEDROCK
Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Sonoma Valley 2019 94 $50
Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Contra Costa County 2019 93 $40
Lorenzo's Heritage Dry Creek Valley 2019 93 $50
Nervo Ranch Heritage Alexander Valley 2019 91 $50
Oakville Farmhouse Oakville 2019 92 $80
Old Hill Ranch Heritage Sonoma Valley 2019 94 $65
Pagani Ranch Heritage Sonoma Valley 2019 95 $50
Papera Ranch Heritage Russian River Valley 2019 94 $50
Pato Vineyard Heritage Contra Costa County 2019 93 $40
Zinfandel California Old Vine 2019 92 $25
Zinfandel Lodi Schmiedt Road 2019 92 $40
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Carlisle Vineyard 2019 94 $50
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Vineyard 2019 92 $75
BELTANE RANCH
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Heins Block 2018 91 $56
BENZIGER
Joaquin's Inferno Sonoma Mountain 2018 91 $70
BIG SMOOTH
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2017 87 $15
BIRICHINO
Zinfandel Central Coast Saint Georges Old Vines 2018 86 $25
BONESHAKER
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2018 84 $20
BROWN ESTATE
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2018 89 $45
BUCKLIN
Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch Sonoma Valley 2017 94 $36
BUCKLIN
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Bambino Field Blend Old Hill Ranch 2018 91 $24
CALCAREOUS
Zinfandel Paso Robles Kate's Vineyard 2018 92 $45
CANARD
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2017 86 $45
CARLISLE
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2018 92 $38
Zinfandel Mendocino Ridge Dupratt Vineyard 2018 93 $48
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Mancini Ranch 2018 93 $48
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Montafi Ranch 2018 93 $50
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Papera Ranch 2018 94 $48
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Piner-Olivet Ranches 2018 93 $38
Zinfandel Sonoma County 2019 92 $31
Zinfandel Sonoma County 2018 92 $30
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Bedrock Vineyard 2018 95 $48
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Ranch 2018 94 $48
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Rossi Ranch 2018 93 $48
CHRONIC CELLARS
Purple Paradise Paso Robles 2019 83 $17
CLINE
Farmhouse Red California 2019 84 $11
CLINE
Zinfandel Contra Costa County Ancient Vines 2018 88 $18
JEFF COHN
Smoke & Mirrors Sonoma County 2018 92 $30
COLLIER FALLS
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Hillside Estate 2016 91 $40
DASHE
The Comet Sonoma County 2018 88 $42
The Comet Sonoma County 2017 89 $42
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Single Vineyard Series 2018 92 $42
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Single Vineyard Series 2017 90 $42
Zinfandel California Vineyard Select 2018 91 $24
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2017 91 $36
Zinfandel Eagle Peak Les Enfants Terribles Heart Arrow Ranch 2018 90 $32
Zinfandel Mendocino County Les Enfants Terribles Mendocino Cuvée 2017 91 $32
Zinfandel Mendocino Ridge Les Enfants Terribles Mendocino Cuvée 2018 88 $32
PAUL DOLAN
Zinfandel Mendocino County 2019 88 $19
DRY CREEK
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley DCV2 Four Clones Vineyard Single Vineyard Series 2018 92 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley DCV7 Wallace Ranch Single Vineyard Series 2018 92 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vine 2018 89 $38
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Spencer's Hill Vineyard Single Vineyard Series 2017 93 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Vogensen Ranch Single Vineyard Series 2018 92 $44
Zinfandel Russian River Valley DCV8 Farmhouse Vineyard Single Vineyard Series 2017 92 $42
THE FEDERALIST
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2018 88 $20
FOUR VINES
Zinfandel Paso Robles The Biker 2018 84 $18
PETER FRANUS
Zinfandel Mount Veeder Brandlin Vineyard 2017 90 $40
GOLDSCHMIDT
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Fidelity The Railyard 2019 90 $22
HAWLEY
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vine 2018 90 $38
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Alegria Vineyard Old Vine 2018 89 $40
HUSCH
Zinfandel Mendocino Old Vines Garzini Ranch 2018 88 $25
IRONSTONE
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2018 87 $14
Zinfandel Lodi Rous Vineyard Ancient Vines Reserve 2017 82 $30
KENDALL-JACKSON
Zinfandel North Coast Vintner's Reserve 2018 88 $17
KENWOOD
Zinfandel San Joaquin-Sonoma Counties 2018 83 $15
Zinfandel Sonoma Mountain Jack London Vineyard 2018 85 $35
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Zinfandel Sonoma County Old Vine 2018 88 $10
Zinfandel Sonoma County Old Vine 2017 88 $10
KUNDE FAMILY
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Century Vines Reserve 2018 90 $60
LAGIER MEREDITH
Tribidrag Mount Veeder 2018 93 $45
LAVA CAP
Zinfandel El Dorado Old Vine 2018 88 $28
LAVA CAP
Zinfandel El Dorado Reserve 2018 89 $28
LIMERICK LANE
1910 Block Russian River Valley 2018 92 $62
Estate Cuvée Russian River Valley 2018 93 $85
Rocky Knoll Russian River Valley 2018 93 $62
Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2018 93 $42
MADDALENA
Zinfandel Paso Robles 2018 86 $25
METTLER
Zinfandel Lodi Epicenter Old Vine 2018 89 $25
MIRAFLORES
Zinfandel El Dorado 2018 90 $32
MIRAFLORES
Zinfandel El Dorado Yellow Block 2018 91 $32
MCPRICE MYERS
Zinfandel Paso Robles Pound For Pound 2018 87 $20
NAPA CELLARS
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2017 87 $25
NEYERS
Zinfandel California Vista Notre 2019 89 $30
OAKVILLE WINERY
Zinfandel Oakville 2018 89 $28
OPAQUE
Darkness Paso Robles 2017 87 $40
Zinfandel Paso Robles 2018 84 $30
Zinfandel Paso Robles 2017 88 $40
PAPAPIETRO PERRY
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2018 93 $47
PEDRONCELLI
Dry Creek Valley Sonoma Classico Barrel Select 2017 88 $19
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Bushnell Vineyard 2018 90 $26
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone 2018 89 $19
PEIRANO ESTATE
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine The Heritage Collection 2018 83 $14
Zinfandel Lodi The Immortal Zin Old Vine 2016 87 $16
PRESTON
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2018 90 $38
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2017 90 $38
THE PRISONER WINE COMPANY
Zinfandel California Saldo 2018 87 $32
QUIVIRA
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2018 90 $28
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2017 90 $25
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Anderson Ranch 2018 91 $50
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Katz Vineyard 2018 92 $65
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Pillsbury Vineyard 2018 90 $50
RED PHOENIX
California 2018 81 $25
RENWOOD
Zinfandel Amador County Premier Old Vine 2019 84 $22
Zinfandel Amador County Premier Old Vine 2018 86 $20
RENWOOD
Zinfandel Amador County Renwood Ranch Estate 2019 89 $25
REVELSHINE
Red Russian River Valley 2018 86 $20 / 500ml
RIDGE
Geyserville Alexander Valley 2019 93 $45
Three Valleys Sonoma County 2019 93 $30
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Boatman 2018 91 $36
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley East Bench 2019 90 $32
Zinfandel Paso Robles 2019 93 $35
ROMBAUER
Zinfandel California 2018 88 $35
Zinfandel El Dorado Twin Rivers Single Vineyard 2018 89 $42
SADDLEBACK
Zinfandel Calistoga Frediani Vineyard Old Vines 2018 90 $48
SAN LORENZO
Rock Garden Hillside Red Alexander Valley 2018 89 $48
The Pearl Alexander Valley 2018 87 $70
SANS WINE CO.
Zinfandel Mendocino County Poor Ranch Vineyards 2018 84 $10 / 375ml
SANTORI
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2017 89 $48
SARACINA
Old Soul Mendocino County 2018 88 $25
SCHERRER
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Scherrer Vineyard Old & Mature Vines 2018 90 $40
Zinfandel Sonoma County Zinfandoodle V16.7 NV 89 $24
SEGHESIO
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Todd Brothers 2018 90 $50
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2018 93 $40
Zinfandel Sonoma County Old Vine 2018 92 $40
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Heritage Grower Series 2017 88 $48
7 DEADLY
Seven Deadly Red Lodi 2017 83 $16
Zinfandel Lodi 7 Deadly Zins Old Vine 2017 86 $16
CAROL SHELTON
Zinfandel Lodi Pizazz Zin Piazza Ranch Old Vine 2018 90 $21
Zinfandel Mendocino County Wild Thing Old Vine 2018 91 $19
Zinfandel Rockpile Rocky Reserve Florence Vineyard 2018 92 $40
SHOOTING STAR
Zinfandel Lake County 2018 87 $15
SKY
Zinfandel Mount Veeder 2015 90 $45
ST. FRANCIS
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Artisan Collection 2018 89 $48
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2018 92 $45
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2017 91 $45
Zinfandel Sonoma County Old Vines 2018 91 $22
STEELE
Zinfandel Mendocino County Pacini Vineyard 2017 86 $20
STEPHEN ROSS
Zinfandel Paso Robles Dante Dusi Vineyard 2017 86 $40
TAKEN
Napa Valley 2017 88 $45
TERRA D'ORO
Zinfandel Amador County 2018 89 $18
Zinfandel Amador County Home Vineyard 2018 89 $30
THREE WINE COMPANY
Zinfandel Contra Costa County 2018 90 $16
Zinfandel Contra Costa County Bigelow 2017 90 $38
Zinfandel Contra Costa County Old Vines 2017 90 $28
TILTH
Zinfandel California 2019 88 $20
Zinfandel California Old Vine 2018 88 $22
TORTOISE CREEK
Zinfandel Lodi 2018 83 $12
TURLEY
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Vineyard 101 2018 91 $44
Zinfandel California Juvenile 2018 89 $20
Zinfandel Contra Costa County Duarte 2018 90 $33
Zinfandel Napa Valley Turley Estate 2018 92 $40
Zinfandel Paso Robles Dusi Vineyard 2018 92 $43
Zinfandel Paso Robles Pesenti Vineyard 2018 93 $38
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Bedrock Vineyard 2018 93 $38
THE VICE
Zinfandel Los Carneros Mulberry Single Vineyard 2019 88 $38
WESTBROOK WINE CELLAR
Primitivo Madera di Gioia 2017 87 $25
WILLIAMS SELYEM
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Bacigalupi Vineyard 2018 94 $65
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Papera Vineyard 2018 92 $65
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Saitone Estate Vineyard 2018 93 $65
WILSON
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Molly's 2018 87 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Molly's 2017 88 $42
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sydney's 2018 89 $42
Tasting Reports Zinfandel California Mendocino Napa Paso Robles Sonoma 2018 2017 2019 Red Wines

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