9 Bold California Zinfandels Up to 90 Points

New reviews of reds from the exciting 2018 vintage, plus impressive 2017s, from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and beyond

9 Bold California Zinfandels Up to 90 Points
Farm animals roam freely through Lou and Susan Preston's 125 acres of farmland and organically grown vines. (Courtesy of Maggie Preston)
Aug 17, 2020

Zinfandel lovers have a lot to look forward to now that California’s 2018s are on the market. 2018 was an ideal year for Zinfandel vines, with a warm and even summer. This week’s selection highlights several of the year's noteworthy Zins, as well as a few standout bottles from 2017.

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