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Zinfandel is produced in a variety of styles that offer a wide array of aromas and flavors.

Zinfandel Styles

Zinfandelic Sierra Foothills Zinfandel, Lodi Zinfandel Depending on the terroir and winemaking techniques, Zinfandel is typically produced in the following distinct styles.

Light, young Zinfandels offer fresh, fruity flavors and an approachable, easy-drinking style. Lighter Zins are typically produced with less mature grapes and little barrel aging. This style of Zin is especially enjoyable with light cheeses, roast turkey, tomato-based sauces, and Asian or Latin cuisine.

The medium-bodied Zinfandel offers more fruit flavors and tannins than the light Zin. The aging and fermentation process increases the fruity character, balance, and complexity of the wine. The medium-bodied Zin reveals the spicy nature of the varietal and offers a longer finish. An excellent complement burgers, grilled sausages, lamb chops, and pork.

Rich and dense with intense fruit flavors and ample tannins, the full-bodied Zinfandel is typically produced from vineyards with very old vines and often with very ripe or slightly overripe grapes. Highly concentrated fruit flavors are balanced by ample tannins, making this Zin ideal with heavy, robust dishes such as roast lamb, meat stews, hearty pastas, or barbequed dishes.

Made from mature or very ripe grapes, the port-like Zin makes a great dessert wine. Enjoy it with creamy, blue-veined, and mature cheeses or bitter desserts like dark chocolate cake.

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