Zinfandel Advocates and Producers 2010 San Francisco – James Melendez

This is a complete roster of the wines I reviewed at ZAP’s 2010 Grand Tasting in San Francisco; I have a blog entry for each wine listed below:

St. Amant Marian’s Vineyard Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel – 2008 – 9.1

Rued Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 9.1

Rusina Alexander Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 9.1

Robert Rue Wood Road Reserve Russian River Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 9.1

Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County Zinfandel – 2007 – 9.1

Ridge Lyttton Springs Ponzo Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel – 2008 – 9.1

Brazin Old vine Lodi Zinfandel – 2007 – 9.1

Ridge Pagani Ranch Napa Valley Zinfandel – 9.0 –

Starlite Vineyard Alexander Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 9.0

St. Amant Mohr-Fry Ranch Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel – 2008 – 9.0

Robert Biale Varozza Vineyard St. Helena Zinfadel – 2008 – 9.0

Fontanella Family Winery Mount Veeder Zinfandel – 2008 – 9.0

GiaDomella Russian River Valley Reserve Zinfandel – 2006 – 9.0

Mantra Alexander Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 9.0

Tofanelli Estate Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 9.0 –

Van Ruiten Family Winery Sideways Reserve Zinfande Lodi – 2007 – 9.0

Marr Old Vine Mattern Ranch Mendocino 2007 – 8.9

Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineayrd Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.9

Robert Rue Wood Road Reserve Russian River Valley Zinfandel – 2005 – 8.9

Robert Rue Wood Road Reserve Russian River Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.9

Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel – 2008 – 8.9

C.G. di Art Southern Exposure Shenandoah Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.9

Clos du Lac Ghirardelli Vineyard Sierra Foothills Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.9

D.H. Gustafson Family Vineyards Moutnain Cuvee Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.9

Dono dal Cielo Sierra Foothills Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.9

Gregory Graham Crimson Hill Lake County Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Hendry Block 7 & 22 Napa Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.8

Klinker Brick Old Ghost Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Marr Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Nichelini Chiles Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Papapietro Perry Elsbree Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.8

Rosenblum Carla’s Reserve Contra Costa Country Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Rosenblum Contra Costa Country Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Clos du Lac Potter Vineyard Shenandoah Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Robert Biale Grande Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel – 2008 – 8.8

Sextant Wheelhouse Paso Robles Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8

Thatcher Je T’aime Paso Robles Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.8

C. G. di Arti Gunther Vineyard Shenandoah Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.7

Calcareous Kate’s Westside Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.7

Easton Rinaldi Vineyard Fiddletown Sierra Foothills – 2006 – 8.7

Hendry Block 28 Napa Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.7

John Tyler Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel – 2003 – 8.7

Klinker Brick Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.7

Tres Sabores – ¿Porqué No? Napa Valley Red Wine Blend– 2007 – 8.7

Sextant Central Coast Zinfandel – 2008 –8.7

Salud!

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II love wine and business. I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the sciences, organization management, and making things less complex I have been a former national wine marketing manager for a large off-premise food and wine retailer (280+ retail locations in 30 US States); the love for wine taught me the good practice of using the best methodologies to right side a business which unto itself is complex. Further complexity is wine. Wine simple to enjoy and yet profoundly complex because of many factors: Many grape varieties States of wine: sparkling, still and fortified wines Vintage Blends Regions/AVAs/DOCs etc. Many producer styles Many producers Limited supply Limited and often restricted distribution My experience is still a lot of intimidation with respect to wine. Wine means many things to many people; status, fear, success, ‘you’ve arrived’, enjoyment, good times, tradition and even ceremony. I have consulted with wine producers and association. I have spoken on Wine and Social Media, Wine and Video and The Business of Wine in conferences in the United States and Europe. Beer and spirits do have the same dynamics–there are many producers but compared to wine there is no other consumer product like it. I have been writing about since November 2006 on my site and I have over 2,890 wine videos on my YouTube channel talking about general wine subject matter as well as specific educational topics on wine and reviews. I have been a wine judge and have traveled to many wine countries in the new and old world. Wine has taken me to great places. Life is tough for most of us and it is nice to celebrate life with those near and even far. What wine is really about is sitting around a table with family and friends raising your wine glass and saying—to life! I love to write about travel, food, technology and business–please subscribe! Salute, *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2020, 2018, 2017, 2010 James P. Melendez – All Rights Reserved.
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