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2009 Longstreet Winery California Zinfandel

2009 Longstreet Winery California Zinfandel Zoom

This zesty wine offers notes of jammy red fruits, crushed berries and a hint of cranberry.

Varietal: Zinfandel Vintage: 2009
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About This Wine

The California Gold Rush brought tens of thousands of people to California.

When they weren’t seeking their fortunes panning for gold, those people needed food. And even in the mid-1800s, when folks needed food, they also needed wine. Because it thrived in California’s climate and soils, Zinfandel was widely planted.

Although its origins remain a matter of debate — some believe it’s a native grape, others opine that it came from Italy, while scientific evidence now points to Croatia — there’s no question that Zinfandel is “the unofficial official winegrape” of the Golden State. And Longstreet Winery makes a particularly tasty rendition of Zin.

Longstreet’s 2009 vintage is a blend that consists of 87% Zinfandel and 13% other red varieties. Those other varieties were added to tame the extremely spicy quality of the Zin grapes and make the finished wine more food-friendly. It was a wise move, as Longwood’s 2009 Zin is so delicious it’s like drinking liquid gold.

About Zinfandel

California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:87% Zinfandel and 13% Other Red Varieties
  • Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
  • Aromas & Flavors:Jammy Red Fruits, Crushed Berries and Cranberry
  • Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2013
  • Food Pairing Suggestionpizza, or pasta dishes.

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6 Reviews

    Subtle hints of cranberry, amazing finish. Very tasteful! I would purchase this again, again & again!

    2/17/2011 Robin Lindsey-Waltman
    • Rater Rank 1,677
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    A great zin. Nice nose and flavor with a very smooth finish. I also would buy this wine again and again.

    3/08/2011 Paul Lapointe
    • Number of Ratings 1

    great wine for the price, very smooth.

    3/24/2011 Vic Meyer
    • Rater Rank 1,560
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4

    This is a very weak Zin. Don't server with anything heavy. I would call this a beginer wine.

    4/15/2011 Lola t
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Did not enjoy this wine! Thought the nose was really weak and the flavor was similar to a cranberry jam. Better for a cooking wine, would not recommend for a wine-o!!

    11/06/2011 Lauren
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Red berry flavors, very lightly oaked. Nice!

    2/29/2012 Scott Reich
    • Rater Rank 2
    • Number of Ratings 193
    • Average 3.86528497409


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    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Summer Berry Cobbler Desserts can be tricky to match with wine, but when berries are involved, the quest becomes easier. Try this recipe, which makes 6 to 8 servings, with a fruitful Zinfandel,almost any slightly sweet wine... Get The Recipe
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    Boeuf Bourgogne This family-sized recipe hails from the Burgundy region of France. It matches beautifully with California Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel. Get The Recipe
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    Broccoli Sweet Onion And Pecan Salad A flavorful salad that matches with both white and red wines - particularly Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Shiraz - this recipe makes 6 servings as a side dish,about 3 as a main dish. Get The Recipe
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