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The oldest name for Zinfandel is crljenak kaštelanski.

Answer: False.

Crljenak kaštelanski (SEARL-yan-ack cas-tel-LAN-ski) is the modern Croatian name for the Croatian grape zinfandel. During the Middle Ages and earlier, the grape was called tribidrag (TREE-be-drag) and it was grown all over the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Although it is unclear how the name tribidrag became crljenak kaštelanski, the name of the grape variety actually comes in many forms today—primitivo in Italy, zinfandel in California, and kratošija in Montenegro and Macedonia.

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