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2016 Chalkstone Paso Robles Zinfandel

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This soft wine offers notes of red berries, red cherry, raspberry, cranberry, vanilla and oak.

Varietal: Zinfandel Vintage: 2016
Brand: Chalkstone
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57 Ratings (3.4/5.0) Rating: 5 Buy It Again Score (70%) Rate this wine
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About This Wine

In Paso Robles wine country, Zinfandel is more than a wine grape.

In Paso, as the locals refer to their home, Zinfandel is the symbol of the region’s connection with wine. There may now be far more Cabernet Sauvignon planted there, a nod to modern commerce, but it was Zinfandel that first put Paso on the Golden State’s wine map.

Located about half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is considered part of California’s Central Coast region. After long days of sun-nourishing warmth during the growing season, the vines cool off overnight, preparing for another day of slow and methodical grape development.

In Paso, old vines marry with innovation to create wines that are clean and bright, with gobs of fruit flavor. No wonder an entire festival devoted to Paso Robles Zinfandel is held each spring. The 2016 Chalkstone Vineyards Zinfandel is another in a long line of delicious Paso Zins.

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:80% Zinfandel and 20% Malbec
  • Grape Source:Paso Robles Growing Region of California
  • Aromas & Flavors:Red Berries, Red Cherry, Raspberry, Cranberry, Vanilla and a Hint of Oak
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2019
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:a lamb sausage pizza.

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3.4/ 5.0
Rating: 5

57 Ratings


    • Rating: 5

    Great Zinfandel!

    7/10/2018 Gail W.
    • Elizabeth, CO
    • Rater Rank 91
    • Number of Ratings 14
    • Average 4.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    My favorite

    6/16/2018 Michael A.
    • Fairview, PA
    • Rater Rank 503
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    I’m not a huge fan of Zins but it was pretty good. Wouldn’t pay over $13

    4/22/2018 Patricia H.
    • Ankeny, IA
    • Rater Rank 420
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 2.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    the wine was honestly ok. i was not impressed by the dust on the bottles found. led me to believe bottles are not stored sideways

    2/02/2018 Pablo M.
    • Burbank, CA
    • Rater Rank 1,265
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    Just average

    1/28/2018 George S.
    • Humble, TX
    • Rater Rank 993
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    Good but not going to buy again

    12/25/2017 Naomi L.
    • Port Orange, FL
    • Rater Rank 1,002
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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  • Sausage Jambalaya This recipe makes a great meal, especially on a cold day. Try it with Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon. And if you'd like to save a few fat grams, substitute turkey sausage for the beef. This recipe makes 8 servings. Get The Recipe
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  • Grilled Figs With Gorgonzola Summer may be waning, but the grilling season continues. Petite Sirah, Zinfandela bold red blend would match nicely with this dish, which makes a wonderful starter course. This recipe makes enough to fill a party pass-around platter... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
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    Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
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    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Marinated London Broil This dish, the centerpiece of a sit-down dinner, matches beautifully with Zinfandel and other fruity red wines. Get The Recipe
    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
    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
  • Chestnut Cake You don't have to wait until Christmas to enjoy chestnuts. Try this recipe with Zinfandel Primitivo for a special dessert. It makes 10 to 12 servings, depending on who's wielding the knife. CHESTNUT CAKE Ingredients... Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
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