Alphabetical Guide to California Zinfandel

Alphabetical Guide to California Zinfandel
While 2020 was more challenging for winemakers than the fun-to-drink 2019 vintage, Chris Cottrell (left) and Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock see the upside to the 2020 vintage. (Tai Power Seeff)
From the Aug 31, 2022, issue

Over 200 wines were reviewed by senior editor Tim Fish for the California Zinfandel tasting report in the August 31, 2022, issue of Wine Spectator. For a full analysis of the latest vintage and recommended wines, read “Out of the Gate." WineSpectator.com members can find full reviews, with tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
ADOBE ROAD
Shift Mendocino-Lake-Sonoma Counties 2019 88 $63
ALDENALLI
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Limerick Lane Vineyard 2018 95 $56
ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS
Zinfandel Alexander Valley 2018 90 $20
ANCIENT PEAKS
Zinfandel Santa Margarita Ranch 2018 88 $20
ARTEZIN
Zinfandel Mendocino County Old Vine 2019 89 $16
BACA
Zinfandel Paso Robles Double Dutch Dusi Vineyard 2019 91 $35
Zinfandel Rockpile Cat's Cradle 2019 92 $50
BEDROCK
Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Sonoma Valley 2020 93 $55
Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Contra Costa County 2020 92 $45
Nervo Ranch Heritage Alexander Valley 2020 91 $55
Zinfandel California Old Vine 2020 90 $30
Zinfandel Lodi Schmiedt Road 2020 91 $45
BEEKEEPER
Zinfandel Sonoma County Hidden Hillside Reserve 2018 88 $75
BELTANE RANCH
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Heins Block 2019 91 $48
BENOVIA
Zinfandel Sonoma County 2018 90 $42
BLISS
Blissful Red Mendocino 2018 84 $16
BONTERRA
Zinfandel California 2019 87 $16
BRICOLEUR
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Old Vine 2018 93 $42
BUCKLIN
Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch Sonoma Valley 2019 94 $38
Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch Sonoma Valley 2018 95 $38
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Bambino Field Blend Old Hill Ranch 2019 93 $24
BUEHLER
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2019 92 $30
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2018 92 $25
CALCAREOUS
Zinfandel Paso Robles Kate's Vineyard 2019 93 $48
CARLISLE
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2019 93 $39
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Carlisle Vineyard 2019 94 $54
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Carlisle Vineyard 2018 95 $49
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Limerick Lane Vineyard 2019 94 $58
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Mancini Ranch 2019 95 $50
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Montafi Ranch 2019 96 $54
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Papera Ranch 2019 95 $50
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Piner-Olivet Ranches 2019 92 $39
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Saitone Vineyard 2019 94 $50
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Ranch 2019 94 $50
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Rossi Ranch 2019 95 $50
CASTLE ROCK
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2018 87 $11
CHAPPELLET
Zinfandel Napa Valley 2019 92 $50
CLIF FAMILY
Zinfandel Howell Mountain Gary's Improv 2019 92 $45
CLINE
Zinfandel Contra Costa County Ancient Vines 2019 88 $15
Zinfandel Contra Costa County Live Oak Vineyard Single Vineyard Series 2019 86 $25
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Eight Spur 2020 88 $30
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2020 83 $11
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2019 88 $11
JEFF COHN
Smoke & Mirrors Sonoma County 2019 92 $30
Zinfandel Alexander Valley St. Peter's Church Vineyard 2019 93 $60
Zinfandel Alexander Valley St. Peter's Church Vineyard 2018 90 $55
Zinfandel Fiddletown Rinaldi Vineyard 2019 92 $60
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Isabel Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard 2019 91 $55
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Isabel Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard 2018 90 $55
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Iron Hill Vineyard 2019 94 $60
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Rossi Ranch Vineyard 2018 93 $55
COSENTINO
Zinfandel Lodi Cigar Old Vine 2019 84 $19
THE CRANE ASSEMBLY
Disciples Napa Valley 2018 87 $45
DASHE
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Single Vineyard Series 2019 91 $42
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Florence Vineyard Single Vineyard Series 2019 93 $42
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Louvau Vineyard Old Vines Single Vineyard Series 2019 90 $42
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2019 91 $35
DAY
Zinfandel Sonoma County 2017 93 $27
DECOY
Zinfandel California 2019 88 $25
DRY CREEK
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Beeson Ranch Single Vineyard Series 2018 92 $55
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley DCV7 Wallace Ranch Single Vineyard Series 2019 93 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vine 2019 92 $38
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Somers Ranch 2019 94 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Somers Ranch Single Vineyard Series 2018 91 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Vogensen Ranch Single Vineyard Series 2019 93 $44
Zinfandel Russian River Valley DCV8 Farmhouse Vineyard Single Vineyard Series 2018 92 $44
Zinfandel Sonoma County Heritage Vines 2019 91 $26
DUTTON-GOLDFIELD
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Morelli Lane Vineyard 2019 92 $50
EASTON
Zinfandel Amador County 2018 92 $25
EBERLE
Zinfandel Paso Robles 2019 92 $32
GARY FARRELL
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Grist Vineyard 2017 92 $50
THE FEDERALIST
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2019 88 $24
FLAMBEAUX
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Flambeaux Vineyard 2018 91 $40
FOPPIANO
Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2019 91 $30
Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2017 91 $28
PETER FRANUS
Zinfandel Mount Veeder Brandlin Vineyard 2019 92 $42
Zinfandel Mount Veeder Brandlin Vineyard 2018 92 $42
FREI BROTHERS
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma Reserve 2018 89 $20
ERNEST & JULIO GALLO
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Signature Series 2018 88 $45
GIRARD
Zinfandel Napa Valley Old Vine 2018 88 $24
GREEN & RED
Zinfandel Napa Valley Chiles Canyon Vineyards 2018 92 $27
Zinfandel Napa Valley Chiles Mill Vineyard 2017 93 $42
HARTFORD FAMILY
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Dina's Vineyard Old Vine 2019 92 $60
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard Old Vine 2019 93 $60
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Hartford Vineyard Old Vine 2019 95 $60
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Highwire Vineyard Old Vine 2019 94 $60
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Jolene's Vineyard Old Vine 2019 94 $60
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine 2019 93 $38
HUSCH
Zinfandel Mendocino Old Vines Garzini Ranch 2019 92 $25
INK GRADE
Napa Valley Andosol 2017 86 $95
KENDALL-JACKSON
Vintner's Reserve Red California 2018 87 $20
Zinfandel North Coast Vintner's Reserve 2020 90 $17
Zinfandel North Coast Vintner's Reserve 2019 88 $17
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Zinfandel Sonoma County Old Vine 2019 88 $10
KLINKER BRICK
Zinfandel Lodi Old Ghost Old Vine 2018 86 $37
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2018 90 $19
KOKOMO
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Pauline's Vineyard 2019 92 $36
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Timber Crest Vineyard Winemaker's Reserve 2019 91 $44
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Timber Crest Vineyard Winemaker's Reserve 2018 91 $40
KUNDE FAMILY
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley 2018 91 $22
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Heritage Block 2018 92 $40
LAGIER MEREDITH
Tribidrag Mount Veeder 2019 94 $45
LASSETER FAMILY
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley L'Ame du Sage Old Vine 2019 90 $125
LIMERICK LANE
1910 Block Russian River Valley 2019 94 $65
Rocky Knoll Russian River Valley 2019 95 $65
Squatter's Hill Russian River Valley 2019 94 $48
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Banfield Vineyard 2019 94 $62
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Carlisle Vineyard 2019 95 $62
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Marquis 2019 94 $72
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Bedrock Vineyard 2019 93 $62
MAKER
Zinfandel Paso Robles 2019 88 $13 / 250ml
LOUIS M. MARTINI
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Vineyard Gnarly Vine 2019 94 $85
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Vineyard Gnarly Vine 2018 92 $85
MCCAY
Zinfandel Lodi Faith Old Vine Lot 13 Vineyard 2016 88 $32
Zinfandel Lodi Jupiter Old Vine 2017 88 $32
MCMANIS
Zinfandel Lodi 2020 88 $12
METTLER
Zinfandel Lodi Epicenter Old Vine 2019 90 $25
MIRAFLORES
Zinfandel El Dorado Estate Reserve 2017 94 $60
Zinfandel El Dorado Yellow Block 2019 93 $34
MIRO
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2019 91 $28
MOUNT PEAK
Zinfandel Sonoma County Rattlesnake 2018 87 $48
MCPRICE MYERS
Zinfandel Paso Robles Pound For Pound 2020 90 $25
Zinfandel Paso Robles Pound For Pound 2019 89 $20
NALLE
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2019 94 $42
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Estate Old Vine 2019 93 $48
OPOLO
Zinfandel Paso Robles Summit Creek 2020 89 $20
ORIN SWIFT
Eight Years In The Desert California 2020 90 $50
Eight Years In The Desert California 2019 90 $50
OUTPOST
Zinfandel Howell Mountain 2019 93 $65
PARADUXX
Pintail Blend Napa Valley 2018 88 $52
PEACHY CANYON
Zinfandel Adelaida District Especial 2019 92 $42
Zinfandel Adelaida District Nancy's View 2019 91 $44
PECH MERLE
Zinfandel Mendocino County Reserve 2018 89 $27
PEDRONCELLI
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Bushnell Vineyard 2019 91 $28
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone 2019 89 $20
PLUNGERHEAD
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2019 84 $14
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2018 89 $14
PRESTON
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2019 91 $38
THE PRISONER WINE COMPANY
The Prisoner Napa Valley 2019 88 $57
Unshackled California 2019 89 $30
Zinfandel California Saldo 2019 90 $32
QUIVIRA
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Black Boar 2018 89 $55
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Katz Vineyard The Quivira Collection 2019 92 $68
RENWOOD
Zinfandel Amador County Grandpère Reserve 2019 84 $48
REVELSHINE
Red California 2019 83 $NA
RIDGE
Geyserville Alexander Valley 2020 92 $50
Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley 2019 94 $45
Rockpile 2019 94 $36
San Lorenzo Russian River Valley 2019 93 $37
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Boatman 2019 91 $37
Zinfandel Chalk Hill Blasi 2020 92 $37
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley East Bench 2020 88 $37
Zinfandel Paso Robles 2020 91 $37
Zinfandel Paso Robles Benito Dusi 2019 93 $36
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Ponzo 2019 91 $35
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Ranch 2019 93 $40
ROCK WALL
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Alegria Vineyard 2017 90 $45
ROMBAUER
Zinfandel California 2019 90 $35
Zinfandel Sierra Foothills Proprietor's Selection 2019 92 $65
RUBUS
Zinfandel Lodi Old Vines Reserve 2019 82 $24
RUDIUS
Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2017 91 $40
SAINI
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Apple Block Old Vine 2019 89 $50
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Olive Block Old Vine 2019 91 $50
SAN LORENZO
Rock Garden Hillside Red Alexander Valley 2019 93 $48
The Pearl Alexander Valley 2019 93 $70
V. SATTUI
Zinfandel Howell Mountain Black Sears Vineyard 2018 87 $54
SAXON BROWN
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Stonewall Block 2017 92 $45
SEGHESIO
Zinfandel Alexander Valley Home Ranch 2018 93 $60
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2019 93 $40
Zinfandel Rockpile Rockpile 2019 94 $55
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Montafi Old Vine 2018 92 $65
Zinfandel Sonoma County Sonoma 2019 92 $26
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Ranch 2019 94 $50
CAROL SHELTON
Zinfandel Fountaingrove District Karma Zin Bastoni Vineyard 2018 91 $33
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Maggie's Reserve Maggie's Vineyard Old Vine 2018 93 $38
ST. FRANCIS
Eletto Heritage Vines Sonoma County 2018 92 $58
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Artisan Collection 2019 93 $50
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2019 92 $45
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Giovanetti Vineyard Old Vines 2019 92 $50
Zinfandel Sonoma County Old Vines 2019 90 $22
Zinfandel Sonoma County Tres Viejos Artisan Collection 2018 93 $50
RODNEY STRONG
Knotty Vines Red Blend California 2018 87 $15
Upshot Red Sonoma County 2018 89 $19
Zinfandel Sonoma County Old Vines 2018 88 $25
TERRA D'ORO
Zinfandel Amador County 2019 89 $18
Zinfandel Amador County Deaver Vineyard 2019 88 $30
Zinfandel Amador County SHR Field Blend 2019 92 $35
TRENTADUE
Zinfandel Alexander Valley La Storia Block 303 2019 88 $34
TURLEY
Zinfandel California Old Vines 2019 93 $25
Zinfandel Howell Mountain Cedarman 2019 94 $35
Zinfandel Howell Mountain Rattlesnake Ridge 2019 94 $48
Zinfandel Napa Valley Hayne Vineyard 2019 94 $75
Zinfandel Paso Robles Ueberroth Vineyard 2019 93 $52
Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Fredericks Vineyard 2019 92 $38
UNTI
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2018 90 $38
WILLIAMS SELYEM
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Bacigalupi Vineyard 2020 92 $65
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard 2020 93 $65
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Papera Vineyard 2020 93 $65
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Saitone Estate Vineyard 2020 92 $65
WONDERMENT
Zinfandel Russian River Valley Bacigalupi Vineyard Old Vine 2019 92 $46
ZO WINES
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Triple Ten Vineyard 2018 91 $29
Tasting Reports california napa sonoma 2019 2020 Red Wines Zinfandel

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