Seghesio Family Zinfandel Sonoma County 2018
90pts – Wine Spectator
The best Zinfandel grapes are grown in Sonoma County. For five generations, the Seghesio family has been carefully selecting sites which has allowed the family to secure fruit from the best Zinfandel producers. Working together with these growers, the Seghesio viticultural team’s goal is to improve fruit quality vintage to vintage.
Each vintage, we harvest multiple diverse lots of Zinfandel that span the entire Sonoma County Zinfandel landscape. Each of these lots is produced under the careful eye of our winemaker, Ted Seghesio. The best of these lots are selected to make Sonoma Zinfandel. A small amount of Petite Sirah is added to honor century old traditions and to provide color and structure. The result is a wine that offers tantalizing raspberry, blueberry, classic briary and spicy flavors with a balance of components for which Seghesio wines are known.
With a bouquet of cedar, spice, and sun-ripened blackberries, our Sonoma Zinfandel makes a strong first impression. Bold and richly textured on the palate with an intensity and purity of fruit reflected in notes of wild blueberries, plum, and black currants. A light dusting of tannins provides structure and a long finish that is buoyed by fresh juicy acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
This is a delightful wine to pair with red sauces, pizza, and barbeque, as well as sopressata and dry jack.
Appellation: Sonoma County
Alcohol %: 14.8
Wine Spectator: 90 points