Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel 2006
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.
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.
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.
External Reviews for Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel
Appealing if a bit rustic, with roasted sage and wild berry aromas and zesty yet tightly wound black cherry, cedar and forest flavors. Tannins grip the finish. Drink now through 2010.
What a great job Sebastiani has done here. It's everything you want in an affordable Sonoma Zin. Soft and rich in blackberry, cherry, cola, vanilla and Asian spice flavors, it's for immediate drinking.
Sebastiani creates user-friendly wines, and the Zinfandel is a prime example: juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors are accentuated by spicy pepper and chai tea notes. Smooth and soft, it's quaffably delicious!
What a great job Sebastiani has done here. Itrsquo;s everything you want in an affordable Sonoma Zin. Soft and rich in blackberry, cherry, cola, vanilla and Asian spice flavors, itrsquo;s for immediate drinking.
Sebastiani creates user-friendly wines, and the Zinfandel is a prime example: juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors are accentuated by spicy pepper and chai tea notes. Smooth and soft, itrsquo;s quaffably delicious!
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