Zinfandel

Zinfandel

Overall Impression
Zinfandel is a black grape that produces high sugar levels and can produce very good wine if yield is limited. Zinfandel benefits from a long, fairly cool growing season. This variety ripens unevenly, so harvesting can be labor intensive and spread over a long period. Due to the thin skins of the Zinfandel grape, the fruit must be harvested quickly when ripe or they can quickly turn to raisins.