Zinfandel Grand Tasting

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The trade turned out to sample a diverse selection of California Zinfandels.Zinfandel, unlike most other varieties, does not have its roots in Europe. It began its own tradition in California back in the 1840s. Many of the growers and winemakers who have elevated Zinfandel to world class were represented at the Zinfandel Grand Tasting 2010 recently at the Island Hotel’s Palm Garden in Newport Beach.
Presented by Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) and sponsored by Great Taste Magazine, wineries such as Cakebread Cellars, Dancing Bulls Wines and Alexander Valley Vineyards poured their wines. Regions included Paso Robles, Lodi County, Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino each with their own personality.
The complementary trade tasting drew dozens of sommeliers, owners, beverage directors and chefs. For more information visit zinfandel.org.
Check out the pictures from the event