The Zinfandel grape is often considered California's red wine grape because it is not grown extensively in the rest of the world. Italy's Primitivo grape is actually the same variety under a different name. In California, Zinfandel wines are made in a variety of ways. Many sweet wine lovers are familiar with White Zinfandel (which is actually pink in color). However, the best flavors come out when Zinfandel is made into the robust red wine that so many wine lovers enjoy. Red Zinfandel tends to be spicy and bold, with plenty of tannin and alcohol which might lead you to think it would age well but most Red Zinfandel is consumed relatively young. There are also small amounts of Zinfandel grown in South Africa and Australia. Wherever they are from you should buy Zinfandel wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
The depth and richness of our Contra Costa Zinfandel is immediately apparent in its dark ruby color. Heady aromas of molasses, cane sugar and cocoa drape over black cherry and cassis. Across the palate, the fruit deepens, developing... Read More
Rich and robust, flavors of blackberry, black cherry and raspberry mingle with spice, tabacco and vanilla in the nose. True to its acclaimed linage the 2008 Rockpile Road Vineyard Zinfandel is a stunner. This rich Zinfandel will... Read More
With rich fruit intensity, our Zinfandel Cuvee XXXIII opens with a mélange of raspberry, plum, and Bing cherry aromas. Sweet mocha and vanilla spices gather around red stone fruits on the medium-bodied palate. The well-balanced... Read More