Zinfandelic - News & Press

Plush and friendly with a purpose. Highly Recommended.

2014 Ultimate Wine Challenge
Our California Zinfandel wines are affordable and, most importantly, great-tasting. Our current collection features Zinfandels from Lodi, Sierra Foothills and Mendocino.
Get the latest news on what Zinfandelic has been up to in our blog — featuring our groovy tunes playlist. Now you can enjoy wine and music pairings with Zinfandelic.
2014 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - 90 points
2016 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel
87 Points, Silver Medal
2016 Mendocino Zinfandel - Cellar Selection
2016 Mendocino Zinfandel
89 Points, Silver Medal
2012 Lodi Zinfandel - 92 points
2012 Lodi Zinfandel
92 Points

2016 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel

2016 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Silver Medal

Silver Medal

Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, 2018


2016 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - 87 points, Silver Medal

87 Points, Silver Medal, Highly Recommended

"Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plums and peaches, carob, whole peppercorns, and maple with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with barky tannins and moderate oak. A gulpable Zinfandel for weeknight dinners."

Beverage Testing Institute, November 2017


2016 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Bronze Medal

Bronze Medal

American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, 2017


2012 Lodi Zinfandel

2012 Lodi Zinfandel - 92 Points, Gold Medal, Best Buy

92 Points, Gold Medal, Best Buy

"Garnet color. Rich aromas or raspberry compote, vanilla nut fudge, and a mint with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, cherry tart, peppery spice, and cedar finish. A fun, flavorful, and very well balanced zin for all occasions."

Beverage Testing Institute, May 2014


2012 Lodi Zinfandel - Gold Medal

Gold Medal

American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, 2013


2016 Mendocino Zinfandel

2016 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Silver Medal

Silver Medal

Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, 2018


2016 Mendocino Zinfandel - 89 Points

89 Points, Silver Medal, Highly Recommended

"Bright black violet color. Aromas and flavors of grilled berries, polished furniture, patent leather, green bell pepper, and green peppercorn with a chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and an intriguing, medium-length dried mint finish with harsh tannins and moderate oak. A big, zesty Zinfandel; give this one some time to open up."

Beverage Testing Institute, November 2017


2016 Mendocino Zinfandel - Bronze Medal

Bronze Medal

American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, 2017



2014 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel

2014 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - 90 Points, Excellent

90 Points, Excellent

"Red licorice, fruitcake, and spice aromas create an invitingly bombastic nose. In true zinfandel form, there are lush, juicy flavors of raisins, loganberries, and walnut throughout the palate that are emboldened by a hint of baking spice. Plush and friendly with a purpose. Highly Recommended."

Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2014


2014 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Highly Recommended

Silver Medal, Highly Recommended

"Deep purple color. Faint aromas and flavors of nuts and dried berries with a satiny, tart, dryish medium body and a breezy cranberry, dusty spices, and cedar bark finish with cottony tannins and heavy oak. A tart, tannic, and tight zin for the table; give this time"

Beverage Testing Institute, June 2016


2014 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Highly Recommended

Silver Medal

San Diego Wine Competition, 2016


2012 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel

2012 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - 90 Points

90 Points

"Medium red, garnet color; ripe, red berry fruit aroma, sharp and bright; raspberry flavors, zippy and alive; pleasing aftertaste. Smooth, fresh and easy-to-enjoy. Delicious now."

Wilfred Wong, March 2015


2012 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - 89 Points, Very Good

89 Points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation

"Red brick/garnet color. Raspberry jam, boysenberry aromas are ripe, earthy, jammy, fresh, spicy. Taste profile features the drier, tarter side of the berry fruit as the flavor comes off tannic, bittersweet, slightly tight. Finishes medium long, tobacco-like, leafy."

Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2014


2012 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Silver Medal

Silver Medal

Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, 2014


2012 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Bronze Medal

Bronze Medal

American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, 2014


2012 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - Bronze Medal

Bronze Medal

"Ruby color. Aromas of raspberry jam on pastry toast with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, firm tannin finish."

Beverage Testing Institute, May 2014


New Label Release

Introducing our Mendocino Zinfandel

  • Introducing Zinfandelic Mendocino Zinfandel
  • Introducing Zinfandelic Mendocino Zinfandel

A Zinfandelic state of mind. A far-out California wine.

The Mendocino label, the third label in the series, pays tribute to the same inspiration as the first two labels. The label artwork reflects the rock posters that captured California's cultural movement of the 1960s - Flower Power, Haight Ashbury, Summer of Love, Rock & Roll.

To capture this aesthetic we used typography as the main driving focus with accents of color on the icons. The interacting typography pulls you back to the 1960s era and gets you in touch with zinfandelic's California roots.


Groovy Tunes

Our Zinfandelic playlist

  • Zinfandelic Wines

Groovy tunes to enjoy with a groovy wine. It's Zinfandelic!

Zinfandelic pays tribute to the quintessential California wine, Zinfandel. The label artwork reflects the rock posters that captured California's cultural movement of the 1960s - Flower Power, Haight Ashbury, Summer of Love, Rock & Roll.

We've put together a groovy playlist, inspired by the 2008 Zinfandelic. You've enjoyed wine and food pairings. Now you can enjoy wine and music pairings!

  • Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love"
  • Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin"
  • Vanilla Fudge - "(You Keep Me) Hangin' On"
  • Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody To Love"
  • The Doors - "Light My Fire"
  • Procol Harum - "Whiter Shade of Pale"
  • Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"
  • Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"
  • Jimi Hendrix - "Foxy Lady"
  • Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction"