April 30, 2020 by Alyssa Taylor
California’s own jack-of-all-trades grape. Zinfandel can produce a wide range of styles from red, white, and rosé wine with varying sweetness levels. A fruit-forward, concentrated and bold, high alcohol red wine loved for it’s “jammy” fruit, smoky, and spice flavors. There has been much confusion and mystery behind Zinfandel’s origins as it is also Primitivo in Italy, and Tribidrag and Crljenak Kaštelanski in Southern Dalmatia. Believed to stem from Croatia, it is closely related to their #1 red wine, Plavac Mali. What’s not confusing is the potential greatness and quality made from this thrilling grape. Zinfandel is a no-brainer pairing with cooking BBQ on the weekends with your loved ones.