Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel 2006

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Bright ruby in color, your nose will delight in the raspberry and strawberry fruit aromas. The flavor offers pure ras...

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A touch of bacon fat greets the nose on this darkly, briary fruited, yet somewhat indistinct nose. There’s some gentle oak influence obvious here ... Read more

I didn't really like this, though my fiance did. It was way too bitter for my tastes. Read more

Bright and a little spicy, good dark juicy fruit on the finish. A hint of sweetness, too. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,761
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/22/2010

A touch of bacon fat greets the nose on this darkly, briary fruited, yet somewhat indistinct nose. There’s some gentle oak influence obvious here and the fruit leans towards the spicy, jammy blackberry/mulberry end of the spectrum. In the mouth this does feel like a zin though with gently wooly tannins and good acidity supporting modest levels of dark, briary berry fruit with a hint of crasins around the edges. The wine finishes with a sweet jammy tone and nicely stiff tannins on the moderately long finish. 86pts


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Snooth User: calywa
9256771,608
1.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/29/2012

I didn't really like this, though my fiance did. It was way too bitter for my tastes.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/13/2010

Bright and a little spicy, good dark juicy fruit on the finish. A hint of sweetness, too.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,960
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/13/2010

Delicate, currants, rich chalky. Amazing.


Snooth User: markt
19914011
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/06/2011

yummy


Snooth User: EMark
8478044,745
4.00 5
06/25/2013

Very deep purple color in the glass. Very full nose--woody scents, some berry scentss, some alcohol. Very nice initial palate sensation. Some raspberry hints, some chocolate (???), some mint. Moderate acid, very moderate tannin. Very drinkable. US$19.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana in 2009.


Snooth User: propp
70532157
2.00 5
02/08/2011

I won't buy again. Simply put, too mellow for me. I like big spicy zins, and this didn't do it for me. It does have a nice nose which is sort of deceptive, and a decent finish. But it lacks body, or I should say, has too-smooth a body for a zin of my liking. Maybe some like their zins mellow and smooth, but not me...I lke 'em bold and spicy with sharp lasting finishes.


Snooth User: Sparky988
2591504
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/19/2009

This wine did very well at the 2009 California State Fair


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External Reviews for Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/05/2013

Our 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel is inky purple in color. The aromas show notes of dusty old Dry Creek terrior, candy cap mushroom, concentrated black raspberry, fig preserves, white pepper, and fresh baked cinnamon rolls. In the mouth, you will see flavors of sugar sweetened blackberries, cherry sorbet, cardamom spice, warm nutmeg, Madagascar vanilla bean, wild blueberry, and finishes with notes of fresh figs, thyme, blackberry cobbler, and southern sweet tea.This 2011 vintage has me thinking of smoked turkey legs with sweet potato French fries and fried okra. This blend is refined enough to pair with choice grade steaks as well as anything off the barbeque. Mediterranean fare would also pair well as would lamb dishes. Or try with a dessert course instead of port, with bittersweet chocolate mousse or a dark chocolate tarte with fresh whipped cream. - WinerypH: 3.67TA: 0.62 g/100mLsAlcohol: 14.5%Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/100mLs


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

A decently made old-vine Lodi Zinfandel that's smooth and soft, with enough clove, cinnamon and brambly character to stand out and be paired with a range of smoked, grilled and marinated meats and other full-flavored food.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

The core of this wine comes from 3 of the best AVAs for this American grape: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley. Palate is lush, fruity and juicy with raspberry, crushed pepper and balancing acidity. Aged in new and used Hungarian oak.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 03/15/2012

Dark purple in color, this Zinfandel exudes aromas of jammy plum, dark raspberry, fresh tobacco leaf, sweet leather, and clove spice. The flavor profile is reminiscent of dark cherries, molasses, dried blueberries, and wild strawberry preserves finishing with notes of black tea, red currants, Asian spice, light caramel, and subtle Dry Creek earth. This wine is full of all the Zinfandel spice and notes that you expect from a quality Dry Creek Zinfandel. - Winery ** SDOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

What an easy-drinking Zin, and it has real complexity, too. The flavors are of rich, chocolaty cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors, with Zinny spices, while firm tannins and good acidity provide a rich structural balance. This is a lip-smackingly good Zinfandel.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

Appealing for its smoked pepper and black cherry aromas as well as modest plum and roasted anise flavors. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

This wine opens with tea and cranberry aromas layered with mocha and vanilla. The palate is lush, fruity and juicy with raspberry, crushed black pepper and balancing acidity. While the 2009 Zinfandel is absolutely enjoyable upon release, it will gain bottle bouquet and aromatics over the next three years. ~ Mark R. Lyon, WinemakerAppellation: Sonoma CountyComposition:79% Zinfandel17% Petite Sirah2% Syrah2% BarberaCooperage: Aged in new, 1- and 2-year-old Hungarian Oak for 12 monthsAlcohol: 14.6%TA: 0.65 g/100mlpH: 3.54


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Ratings & Tags for Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel

251368 Snooth User: tuan
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4.00 5
2008 09/09/2009

651931 Snooth User: turf44
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2.50 5
2007 10/21/2011

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2007 05/06/2011

637116 Snooth User: siul128
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2007 11/11/2010

512292 Snooth User: cmssalem
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2007 09/30/2010

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2007 08/06/2010

522245 Snooth User: Miss Liz
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2007 07/27/2010

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Winemaker's Notes:

Bright ruby in color, your nose will delight in the raspberry and strawberry fruit aromas. The flavor offers pure raspberry fruit and nuances of cedar and vanilla oak. This wine is exceedingly elegant, and the lower alcohol level allows the purity of fruit to shine through. It is enjoyable in its youth, yet has enough structure to make it age worthy. Try it with any red-sauced pizzas, barbecued spare ribs, or Teriyaki shrimp.

Bright ruby in color, your nose will delight in the raspberry and strawberry fruit aromas. The flavor offers pure raspberry fruit and nuances of cedar and vanilla oak. This wine is exceedingly elegant, and the lower alcohol level allows the purity of fruit to shine through. It is enjoyable in its youth, yet has enough structure to make it age worthy. Try it with any red-sauced pizzas, barbecued spare ribs, or Teriyaki shrimp.

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