Discover Zinfandel Wines
Red Zinfandel is a grape varietal with black and blue skins that is mostly produced and consumed in the United States.
This grape tends to have lighter-bodied qualities in the glass while yet retaining strong notes. Zin has a strong acidic content and a traditionally high alcohol level, which contributes to this (up to 17 percent in some cases).
Because of these two characteristics, Zinfandel may have a medium body on the palate.
Raspberry, raisin, cherry, cassis, and plum are just a few of the rich red fruit tastes found in this grape type. Black pepper spice, tobacco, dry barnyard door, and coffee are often used to complement these jammy fruit tastes.
While these are the broad strokes, Zinfandel tastes may vary widely, and alcohol level is a significant factor.
Cooler temperature Zins are said to have more red fruit tastes, whereas warmer climate varietal wines have more black fruit and pepper subtleties, depending on maturity at harvest.
Over 70% of Zinfandel acreage is owned by the United States, with the rest held by Italy (approximately 27%) and different places across Australia, South Africa, and Mexico.