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THE VINE Z infandel T he first introduction to Zinfandel many people have had was in the form of a sweet pink wine that came out of a box, coined “White Zinfandel” by Sutter Home. Though today we still see this style in production, consumers have now come to love the complexities that Zinfandel can produce as a dry red wine. In practice any red grape can be made into a rosé or even a white wine by limiting the amount of time the fermenting wine remains in contact with the grape skins, which add color and tannin among other things. Many producers wi