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Turley Zinfandel California Old Vines 2005

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A bit on the wild side, showing tart plum, toasty oak and …

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2007

Summary

Grape

Zinfandel

This grape’s genetic roots can be traced to modern-day Croatia, where it's known as Crljenak or Tribidrag; both Zinfandel and the southern Italian grape Primitivo are clones of this Croatian variety. Despite its international origins, Zinfandel is most widely planted and most successful in California. Americans may associate the grape with white Zinfandel, an off-dry blush wine popular in the 1980s and '90s, but it has since come into its own as a serious red wine.

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Turley Zinfandel California Old Vines 2005

A bit on the wild side, showing tart plum, toasty oak and …

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Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2007

Summary

Grape

Zinfandel

This grape’s genetic roots can be traced to modern-day Croatia, where it's known as Crljenak or Tribidrag; both Zinfandel and the southern Italian grape Primitivo are clones of this Croatian variety. Despite its international origins, Zinfandel is most widely planted and most successful in California. Americans may associate the grape with white Zinfandel, an off-dry blush wine popular in the 1980s and '90s, but it has since come into its own as a serious red wine.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

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