These are the 10 Best Zinfandel Wines You Can Buy Right Now

Let’s offer some love for the Kim Kardashian of wines: Zinfandel. Or the Zin, for short. Yes, it’s considered an economical buy (every grocery store has an extensive selection), and it makes for great wine drinking during the summer. But let’s not cheapen the beauty of the best Zinfandel wines out there, because certainly Zinfandel has a place for our palette according to these best buys — and not just for the pocket!


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Introducing the Ten Best Zinfandel Wines You’ll Ever Buy and Taste

  • 2013 Turley White Zinfandel — At $18 a bottle, this is the queen of White Zinfandel in many cases. We normally associate economy with the Zins, but you can’t miss out on Christina Turley’s dry-style of the best Zinfandel wines out there. And what can you expect from a sommelier at New York City’s Momofuku? Check out Turley’s right here.
  • 1995 Buehler — Want a little edge to your Zin? You definitely get it with this one. Salmon colored and with a ripe bouquet of fruit notes going with it, you’ll get some zing with this Zin and its sharp tart taste. Buy a bottle here.
  • 2013 Broc Cellars Sonoma County — A nice hefty $22 spend on this bottle, but well worth it for those lazy summer afternoons. Broc Cellars is actually quite well known, and for good reason. Rare, balanced and bold.
  • Ernest & Julio Gallo White Zinfandel — Don’t be fooled by the $4.99 price. With that deep pink color, vanilla raspberry notes, and a smooth finish going down, you can’t go wrong. Plus it goes quite well with pizza and pate! Click this link and buy a bottle today.
  • 2012 Mauritson White Zinfandel — Talk about precise. That explains the rosé almost to a science, making this Zin remarkably magnifique with hints of strawberries and, of course, roses. For 18 bucks a bottle, it makes sense. You’ll love it.
  • 1995 Mondavi Woodbridge — Like peaches? Berries? Good. This Zin’s got a great helping of both, like you’re eating out of a tart fruit basket. And for $5.50 a bottle, that’s not that bad of a cost. Drink it up.
  • 1995 Glen Ellen — At a $4.99 steal, you’re not buying something ‘cheap’, just letting you know. Glen Ellen carries with it a certain panache we like, what with its light salmon color, ripe berries and melon taste. Plus there’s a slight fizz at the finish line with this Zin, and you can’t beat that with summer hot dogs, cheeses, and even boiled shrimp to boot.
  • 2013 Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Rosé — At its priciest, you’re still getting what it’s worth (don’t freak — $24 per bottle). But Bucklin doesn’t disappoint at all with a grenache, mourvedre, syrah and carignane balance that can only be described as heavenly. Its winery also is the oldest in Sonoma County, completely organic. Try it yourself!
  • 1995 Beringer — A top choice for a panel of wine-tasters, actually, rich with not only peaches and melon notes, but pineapple. That crisp finish certainly did it some favors and flavors as well, accompanied well with the ever-loving frankfurter. Sharp cheeses, though, are too much for it. Get a bottle for yourself right here.
  • 1994 Sutter Home — And the workhorse of the white wine Zin rounds the corner as well, the epiphany of what makes a Zin a Zin, with its faded pink hue and sugary taste. Just about anyone who typically doesn’t like the tang will like this place like home. Some like the acid, though, just to warn you, but at least this Sutter Home goes well with pizza!

Lots to choose from, we know…. Why not get all of it?


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Because Zinfandel is Definitely Making a Comeback

That’s the beauty of all wine, really. Even if it’s not en vogue, it’s still tasty. And because it’s still tasty, and will always be, the market will see an upswing on that style and will make headlines yet again. Zinfandel’s currently climbing with this list of the best Zinfandel wines to date. Start climbing with the Zin with zen.



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