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If you love Zinfandel, you need to know about ZAP, which is short for Zinfandel Advocates and Producers. The organization was formed in 1991 to promote red Zinfandel as a world-class wine. Duane Dappen, owner of D-Cubed winery and president of ZAP, is here with us to talk about it. LISTEN TO MP3 Visit […]


NVWR® 72 – Do Old Vines Make Better Wine?

by David on October 7, 2008

Do old vines make better wine? When you see “old vine” on the label, do you assume that the quality will be higher or the flavor more intense? I thought it would be interesting to explore the subject with Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch, Bob Pepi, and Jeff Booth. Enjoy! Winemakers: Jeff Booth, Geoff Gorsuch, Bob Pepi

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I hope some of you enjoyed the great menu that Colleen, our proprietor, created for Mother’s Day. In the interest of equal time, she’s developed yet, another, incredible menu to treat David for Father’s Day. This one has an Italian theme! She managed to put together four dishes that are all delicious with our Zinfandel! […]


2005 Napa Valley Zinfandel

by David on August 7, 2007

“The mild harvest temperatures we had in 2005 were ideal for Zin and those gorgeous clusters were just brimming with fruit! It’s a variety that can get away from you and start to dehydrate, if you’re not careful, but the cool temperatures made it relatively easy to stay on top of it and this is […]


Zinfandel has been called the “California grape” and was very nearly named California’s state historic wine. Relax and enjoy a glass of Zin as Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, talks about why it deserves that title and tells you a little about its history and […]


2002 Yountville “State Lane” Zinfandel

by David on June 24, 2005

This superb wine represents our third Yountville appellation Zinfandel. Harvested from the Tiedemann Ranch vineyard on State Lane in Yountville, the bottle proudly heralds our stylish Goosecross “State Lane” label. Winemaker Notes Elegant and stylish, this “State Lane” Zinfandel sweeps across the palate with rich and ripe flavors of wild berry jam, white pepper and […]