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2012 The Mission Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, USA

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $22


Grape Variety: Zinfandel

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


Region Hierarchy
  • Dry Creek Valley wine region

    The Dry Creek Valley AVA is in Northern Sonoma County, California, to the west of the Russian river. The valley is generally warm but contains many microclimates, and parts of the AVA are close enough to the coast for the Pacific Ocean to influence the wines. Dry Creek Valley's neighbors are the prestigious AVAs of Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill. The Knights and ... more

  • Sonoma County wine region

    Sonoma County, California, is one of the most important wine-growing regions in the whole of the United States. Vines have been planted here since the 1850s, and apart from the inevitable hiatus brought about by Prohibition, the county’s relationship with wine has been prolific and unbroken.

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