Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2008

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The 2008 Cortina Zinfandel exhibits enticing aromas of dark cherries balanced with a savory component reminiscent of ...

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This simple Zin is filled with blackberries and black pepper jam. Itrsquo;s a juicy red, the dark berry and plum-into-prune flavors held within a t... Read more

Consistently fashioning top-flight Zinfandels from their old vineyards, Seghesiorsquo;s 1999s are among the starts of the vintage. One of the best ... Read more

Bold aromas of briary wild berry and cracked pepper lead to plush and layered black raspberry, toasty sage and espresso flavors that finish with ze... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This simple Zin is filled with blackberries and black pepper jam. Itrsquo;s a juicy red, the dark berry and plum-into-prune flavors held within a tannic grip. Give it air, then pour it with a steak.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Consistently fashioning top-flight Zinfandels from their old vineyards, Seghesiorsquo;s 1999s are among the starts of the vintage. One of the best buys is the 1999 Zinfandel Sonoma (14.5% alcohol). An excellent dark ruby/purple color is followed by tangy, classic briery, berry, and cherry fruit mixed with pepper, spice, and earth. It is a polished, yet flavorful wine to enjoy over the next 3ndash;4 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/18/2011

Bold aromas of briary wild berry and cracked pepper lead to plush and layered black raspberry, toasty sage and espresso flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Combines spicy, lush, black fruit from Alexander Valley with cooler Dry Creek Valley fruit that provides structure, as well as Zinfandelrsquo;s classic briary and raspberry flavors.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/18/2011

This is like a gangly teenager, young and a bit inelegant but charming. Shows robust black cherry and spice aromas and blackberry jam and licorice flavors. The tannins firm up the finish. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/18/2011

This seductive and vigorous zinfandel offers smoky black cherry and blueberry aromas that lead to youthful wild berry, sage and cracked pepper flavors, with a lingering finish and zesty tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/18/2011

Briary and zesty, with dried sage and wild berry aromas and tightly would cracked pepper, dried cherry and licorice flavors that finish with slightly rustic tannins. Best from 2011 through 2014.


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03/19/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Since the early 1900s, our family has purchased fruit from growers in Dry Creek Valley and recognized the area’s great potential for Zinfandel. In 1957, we purchased 56 acres in the heart of the valley in our quest to locate and share uncommon ground. Cortina, the dominant soil type of this area, is a gravelly loam that contributes to Dry Creek Valley’s reputation as one of the finest places in the world to grow Zinfandel.

Tasting Notes:

The 2008 Cortina Zinfandel exhibits enticing aromas of dark cherries balanced with a savory component reminiscent of cracked pepper and toasted nuts. A strong impact in the mouth begins with a cool entry and develops into a warm, full mid-palate with soft tannins and balanced acidity lingering on the finish. 100% Zinfandel, the wine shows off its varietal personality elegantly and harkens back to its cooler-climate Dry Creek Valley upbringing. We can imagine enjoying this wine alongside juicy, braised meats and roasted winter root vegetables.

Since the early 1900s, our family has purchased fruit from growers in Dry Creek Valley and recognized the area’s great potential for Zinfandel. In 1957, we purchased 56 acres in the heart of the valley in our quest to locate and share uncommon ground. Cortina, the dominant soil type of this area, is a gravelly loam that contributes to Dry Creek Valley’s reputation as one of the finest places in the world to grow Zinfandel.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

Closure: Cork

Aged 15 months in French Oak.

Aged 15 months in American Oak.

Notes: Aged 15 months in 75% French oak (25% new) and 25% American oak

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 15.4%

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