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Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2014

Member Review by ptharvey:

Slightly sweet, smooth finish, fruit forward but not quite "jammy". $20 on the street.

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Seghesio Family Vineyards:
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was... Read more
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was founded, but the Seghesios didn’t stop there. In 1910 they acquired even more land, in the region known as Chianti, California. On that land, they planed Sangiovese, Canielao Nero, Trebbiano and Malvasia, making the it the oldest planting of Sangiovese in North America. Six months before Prohibition, Seghesio took a gamble and made a significant purchase - a 4,000,000 gallon capacity winery with 1,100 acres of vineyards from his former employer, Italian Swiss Colony. Unfortunately, Prohibition hit harder than Seghesio expected, and he was forced to completely sell off his shares in the winery by 1933. In 1983, the company changed drastically, when Ted and Peter Seghesio decided to shift the winery’s focus to high-quality production and much smaller lots, producing wine under the Seghesio label for the first time. Ted became the both the winemaker and the deliverer of wine, and with the help of Peter, a successful distribution network was formed. After tending to over 400 acres of vineyards across many regions, Seghesio Family Vineyards has become a large, successful vineyard with fourth generation winemakers. Read less

Member Reviews for Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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Snooth User: ptharvey
159340032
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/15/2016

Slightly sweet, smooth finish, fruit forward but not quite "jammy". $20 on the street.


Snooth User: coopscooper
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 07/30/2013

OK just


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,302
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/29/2012

Simple fruity Zin More at http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/03/showdown-saturday.html


Snooth User: GoldFork
1166732257
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 12/27/2012

Paired this wine with a 10oz New York Steak and a Caesar salad. I've been reading all this time about how the right pairing is a magical experience. The waitress seemed skeptical about our choice, but our simultaneous "wow!" confirmed that it was a perfect match. The wine was Jammy, and fruit filled as expected, but this wine complimented the meal with tastes of charred meat, sage and black pepper. Delicious!


Snooth User: ej chicago
1336227172
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/01/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/25/2011

The nose showed crushed red and blue berries with holiday spices and a sheen of vanilla. On the palate, it was rich and plush with sweet cinnamon spice and sweet blackberry jam. The finish was long with brambly fruits, but ultimately, this wine tasted more like a dessert than Zinfandel. I'm sure there are many that will fully enjoy this style but it is far too overwhelming for my tastes.


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,946
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/02/2013

I love this Zin even my friend who usually doesn't like Zins loved this one. A great buy!


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External Reviews for Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/29/2009

2005 Cortina Zinfandel exemplifies a special place with briery, spicy white pepper typicity and minerally, loamy soil undertones. Deeply hued and elegantly concentrated with fine dusty tannins. Flavors of black raspberries and ripe black currants


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/23/2015

Cortina is Seghesio's dry-farmed low-vigor vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley. Planted in 1942, every year it turns out remarkable Zinfandel at yields of only 1.5 tons per acre. This 2011 is 100% Zinfandel aged 14 months in 75% French oak (25% new) and 25% American oak barrels. Wine & Spirits and Wine Enthusiast Magazine both scored it 90 points. WE said "Sourced from two low-yielding vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, this Zin is heady and delicious with flavors of wild cherry, red currant, cola, thyme, white pepper and sandalwood. There’s a glyerine feel from high alcohol, but the palate is balanced with acidity and a dry finish. This just might be the best barbecue wine of the vintage."


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Vintage: 2010 12/24/2012

This excellent 2010 Zinfandel was made from a blend of 89% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah and 2% Syrah, and was aged 10 months in primarily American oak and a small amount of French wood. This 80,000-case cuvee exhibits lovely strawberry and black cherry fruit notes intermixed with hints of pepper, spice box and a meaty/charcuterie aroma. It is an enticing, medium to full-bodied, dense, rustic Zinfandel to drink over the next several years.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/29/2013

Seghesio Family Vineyards' roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel, as our founder, Edoardo Seghesio, first planted this historic varietal on our Alexander Valley Home Ranch in 1895. Today, we share his passion as we farm over 300 acres of estate Zinfandel in Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. This wine combines sites that have produced Zinfandel for over a century with newer sites that utilize proprietary clones and the most advanced viticultural practices.Winemaker Notes: Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley Characteristic synergy of components - balanced and elegantly structuredFood AffinitiesRed sauces, pizza, barbecue, spicy cuisine and a variety of meatsBarrel RegimeAged 10 months in 75% American (10% new) and 25% French oak (neutral) Alcohol -14.8% ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2010 12/24/2012

This racy wine is jammed with pepper and licorice, plus notes of black raspberry, roasted sage and smoke. Still youthful and unpolished, but promises much. Best from 2014 through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/23/2013

If you're looking for a great California Zinfandel look no further than Seghesio. Though you can find a few different labels for their Zins (Sonoma, Cortina, Old Vine) the one thing you know you're getting is quality.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 08/22/2013

This is the epitome of everything a Sonoma Zin should be — plush fruit, smooth tannins and bold smoke and pepper notes. Perfect for robust, heavily spiced meat dishes or anything grilled.


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