The Sommelier Journal, recently re-launched and re-branded as The SOMM Journal, just published its October/November 2014 issue (Vol. 1/ No. 3), which includes an article entitled “Zinfandel – A Sort of Homecoming”, written by Wines of Croatia founder, Certified Sommelier, and regular contributor to this blog, Cliff Rames.
The article’s teaser, or subtitle, reads: “Croatia’s Prodigal Grape Finds Its Roots. Can It Go Home Again?” – alluding to the article’s focus on the search for and discovery of Zinfandel (AKA Primitivo, Crljenak Kaštelanski, Tribidrag, Pribidrag) in Croatia, and the subsequent efforts to repatriate the grape to the vineyards of Dalmatia.
The SOMM Journal also includes tasting notes for three wines: Vuina 2010 Crljenak Kaštelanski; Zlatan Otok 2010 Crljenak; and Miloš 2009 Plavac Mali.
The four-page, full-color article, begins on page 106 of The SOMM Journal, which is available by subscription, on select newsstands, and online at http://www.sommjournal.com/
Check out the online version HERE.