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Zinfandel (or 'Zin' as it is affectionately known in the United States) is a dark-skinned red wine grape variety widely cultivated in California. It arrived in the Americas from Europe in the early years of the 19th century, and was an immediate success in both Napa and Sonoma counties, which remain its strongholds today.
After 30 years of discussion and disagreements (including legal intervention by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), DNA research carried out in California in the 1990s confirmed that Zinfandel is identical to Italy's Primitivo. But although this research closed the debate over whether Zinfandel 'is' ... more
California's famous Paso Robles is the largest AVA in San Luis Obispo County. It is in fact among the largest in California, rivalled only by the state's regional AVAs: North Coast, Sierra Foothills, San Francisco Bay and Central Coast. There are varying claims about the AVA's size, but the US Wine Institute lists it as 666,500 acres (270,000ha), two-thirds the size of the entire Central Coast AVA.
Paso Robles' northern boundary follows the county line separating San Luis Obispo from Monterey. Its southern boundary is less defined, but comes close to the town of San Luis Obispo and the neighboring Edna Valley AVA. To the east is the Santa Lucia coastal mountain range, which shields much of Paso Robles from coastal influ ... more
San Luis Obispo County is almost exactly half-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, sandwiched between Santa Barbara County (to the south) and Monterey County (to the north). Hemmed in close to the Pacific coastline by the Santa Lucia hills, the county is subject to similar climatic influences as its northern counterparts Napa and ... more
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|Chronic Cellars Spritz and Giggles Sparkling, North Coast|
|Chronic Cellars Dead Nuts Zinfandel, Paso Robles|
|Chronic Cellars Suite Petite, Paso Robles|
|Chronic Cellars Tranquilo Late Harvest, Paso Robles|
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