Revisiting 2004 and 1994 California Zinfandel

Two turning-point vintages reveal the potential and the limits of Golden State Zins
Jun 30, 2014

The 1994 and 2004 vintages both represented crossroads for California Zinfandel. In 1994, after a decades-long shortage of great Zins, the Golden State produced its first truly outstanding vintage. Ten years later, winemakers, by then comfortable with their craft, discovered how far was too far when it came to ripeness. Wine Spectator's Tim Fish explains.

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