Definition of Zinfandel in English:


Line breaks: Zin|fan¦del
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪnfand(ə)l


[mass noun]
  • 1A variety of wine grape grown in California.
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    • Back home after spending a month with farmers in Paris, Nathe and friends converted part of their table grape cultivation to wine varieties like Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc.
    • Prices for multi-purpose grapes have fallen sharply as Americans have shifted to varietal wines made from Merlot, Cabernet, Zinfandel, or Chardonnay grapes.
    • Of all the red grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel are the most recognized.
  • 1.1A red or blush dry wine made from the Zinfandel grape.
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    • In 2003, Carlisle produced 3,500 cases, and esteemed wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. described the winery's Zinfandels as ‘magnificent,’ ‘prodigious,’ and ‘compelling.’
    • Among Californian wines there are good Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
    • Some of its memorable wines portray that diversity: Zinfandel, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.


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