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Robert Renzoni Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel, Cucamonga Valley, USA

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $34

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
  • Cucamonga Valley wine region

    Cucamonga Valley is an AVA in the San Bernardino and Riverside counties in the eastern sprawl of the city of Los Angeles. Once home to one of the largest areas under vine in California, Cucamonga Valley is now the site of just a handful of vineyards producing old-vine Zinfandel in the middle of suburbia.

    The AVA covers the southern foothills of the imposing San Gabriel Mountain range and extends down to the Santa Ana River, which flows through the north-western corner of Riverside County. The terrain is fairly flat, and small vineyards can be found nestled among the houses, factories and airports.

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  • South Coast wine region

    The South Coast AVA covers a large swathe of California in the south-western corner of the United States, extending from Ventura County down to San Diego County and the border of Mexico. The region is criss-crossed by mountain ranges and provides a hot, dry environment for viticulture. ... more

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