Wineguys Radio Zinfandel Show
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The Boys (Keith, William and Jordan) are talking Zinfandel and one Gal Calls in and Chimes in on segment 3, she would be Ginny from Bradford Mountain out of Sonoma…She is so darn nice!!
Nearly as versatile as chardonnay in the number of different styles of wine produced from it, zinfandel only achieved widespread popularity in America, starting about 1980, as a pink, slightly sweet wine. In fact, this popularity so outstripped all other forms, that many fans think that there is actually a grape called “White Zinfandel” (there isn’t)!
Zinfandel as a red wine can be made light and fruity, much like French Beaujolais, or lively, complex and age worthy, like Cabernet or claret. It can also be made into big, ripe, high alcohol style wines that resemble Port. Zinfandel is also a component of most California “jug” wines, since it is the most widely planted red wine grape in the Central Valley. Ok time to listen to the show!!