Food

A Guide to Red Zinfandel, White Zinfandel, and How to Pair Zinfandel Wines

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 10, 2021 • 4 min read

The zinfandel grape, long associated with California, is the main component of many food-friendly, richly flavored wines that are bolder than delicate pinot noir and more approachable than tannic cabernet sauvignon. Zinfandel grapes often come from vines that can be a century old, giving depth and complexity to these easy-to-love wines.