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Zinfandel Grape

Zinfandel Grapes on the Vine Zinfandel is a grape variety that has been important almost exclusively in California.  The Zinfandel grape can make solid red wines with good fruit and structure.  It was a popular variety with home winemakers during the American prohibition era because its thick skins allowed the grapes to ship without damage.  It later (late 1970's and early 1980's) became popular for the wines produced from it with forward fruit flavors and spicy overtones.  Zinfandel declined in popularity in the mid 1980's and became unprofitable to grow until "White Zinfandel" was introduced.  White Zinfandel is a Zinfandel rose that is left slightly sweet with an acid balance.Recent DNA tests indicate that Zinfandel is actually the same as the Primitivo grape found in Italy.