Few red wines seem more suited to California culture, like sitting out on a patio and grilled up every type of meat on the planet, than Zinfandel. Once thought to be California’s native varietal, Zin can actually be traced back in lineage to Croatia. If you’re looking for jammy fruit, medium body, and a bold black pepper kick, look no further. Be careful, Zins are known to be among the wines highest in alcohol.