Looking For A Great Zinfandel/Primitivo?

Let the WineAlign Critics help you find the Right Wine for the Right Price, Right Now!

Get Your Free Access Now

Top 5 Zinfandel/Primitivo at the LCBO

Find the BEST wines in YOUR price range

  • Over 125,000 wines reviewed and ranked
  • Reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics
  • Articles by Canada's best wine writers
Start drinking better wine now

Latest Articles

Top Values at the LCBO (August 2017)


Your Guide to Best Values, Limited Time Offers & Bonus Air Miles selections at the LCBO Bumper Bargain Period at LCBO by Steve Thurlow Lots of new vintages are arriving on the shelves from the Italy’s southern regions. As expected they are all great value and I have enjoyed tasting them. This is a great […] More

Thanks to you we’ve reached a Major Milestone


Today (August 14th, 2017) we reached ONE MILLION annual unique visitors from Canada. Source: Google Analytics Aug 14, 2016 and Aug 13, 2017 In the last year we have had over 500,000 different visitors from Ontario and close to 300,000 from Quebec. Our visitors represent a large percentage of the wine consumers in each province including significant traffic […] More

Szabo’s VINTAGES Preview – Aug 19th


Styria, Languedoc and Assorted Whites By John Szabo, MS In my last report, I covered the extraordinary grüner veltliners and rieslings of the terraced vineyards in the Wachau. But did you know that Austria also produces superb sauvignon blanc? In part two this week I take a deep look at Südsteiermark, or Styria. Here, a […] More

National Wine Awards of Canada

Discover Canada's best wines! In 2016, 22 judges tasted 1,535 wines from 230 wineries across the country to identify Canada's top wines.

View Award-Winning Wines

World Wine Awards of Canada

Seventeen judges tasted 1,000 wines in 21 categories in 2015 to find the world's best wines sold in Canada under $50.

View Award-Winning Wines



Zinfandel/Primitivo

Zinfandel is a variety of red grape planted in over 10 percent of California wine vineyards. The grapes typically produce a robust red wine, although a semi-sweet rose (blush-style) wine called White Zinfandel has six times the sales of the red wine in the United States. The grape's high sugar content can be fermented into levels of alcohol exceeding 15 per cent. The taste of the red wine depends on the ripeness of the grapes from which it is made. Red berry fruits like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas and in wines made from the earlier-ripening Primitivo clone.