Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2009

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Opaque dark plum hue, aromas of bramble and black stone fruits, lively flavor notes of black raspberry, blackberry, and black cherry with a kiss of... Read more

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

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 s... Read more

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.00 5
02/25/2012

Opaque dark plum hue, aromas of bramble and black stone fruits, lively flavor notes of black raspberry, blackberry, and black cherry with a kiss of spice, dry earth and vanilla over a moderately long finish that finishes slightly hot. Nice balance.


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.00 5
01/02/2013

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


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549154,241
2.50 5
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: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.50 5
04/01/2012

Nose of sage, white pepper and cedar over dark black and purple fruits. Briary berries, plum and blackberry. Nicely balanced zin on the palate, with good ratio of acid to tannin to fruit. Tasty dark berry and plum fruit intermingled with nice spice and pepper notes. Nicely structured. Finishes on an almost blueberry tart note. Not too jammy or spicy or alcoholic on the palate, so just the way I like my zins!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.50 5
06/17/2012

More white than black pepper, but both are present. Bramble fruit and some sage. Exuberant palate with wild berry, dried currant, licorice and light cocoa with dusty spice flavors. Dry. Elegantly structured. It's rich, ripe and juicy with underlying pepper in good balance. Nicely layered zin! 6/9/12


Snooth User: Eric Tinch
1008308221
4.50 5
05/29/2012

So good. Cherry and cracked pepper. Perfectly balanced on the palate.


External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina

External Review
05/19/2011

Deftly balanced, with ripe, rich, earthy wild berry, blackberry, anise and cedar flavors enlivened by firm acidity and supported by chewy tannins. Finishes with a long, complex aftertaste. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
05/19/2011

My value pick (also the largest in availability) is the 2000 Zinfandel Sonoma Valley. Dark ruby-colored, with a briery, earthy nose displaying a hint of pepper, this medium-bodied Zin exhibits a superficial, up-front charm, but is compressed and angular in the finish. Drink it over the next several years.


External Review
05/19/2011

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


External Review
05/19/2011

Lush, complex and concentrated, with lots of appealing wild berry, blackberry, earth, sage and spicy flavors, finishing with a firm wall of tannins. Best from 2000 through 2005.


External Review
05/19/2011

A tasty wine to begin drinking in a year. Extremely concentrated and rich, with good depth of plum, herb and oak flavors, a supple, chewy texture and a sweet, fruity finish.


External Review
05/19/2011

Firm and ripe in style, with fine-tuned tannins that frame the core of bright blackberry, cocoa, plum and spice flavors. Moderate length marks the finish, which is fairly elegant.


External Review
02/28/2012

Raspberry, black currant and subtle pomegranate flavors with white chocolate undertones distinguished varietal appeal. Aromas of black raspberry and mineral with a hint of violet. Ripe acidity, integrated tannins and structured to last


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Ratings & Tags for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina

855319 Snooth User: tdb
rated this wine
3.50 5
06/08/2011

rated this wine
3.50 5
11/04/2012

243529 Snooth User: leskin
rated this wine
2.50 5
10/05/2011

614511 Snooth User: carstenj
rated this wine
4.50 5
02/19/2012

1137546 Snooth User: coreyplatt
rated this wine
4.00 5
09/15/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Our family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel, as our great-grandfather, 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.

Tasting Notes:

* Wild berry patch aromas and scents of freshly baked bread * Desired varietal markers of raspberries, blackberries and Zin’s briary spiciness reflect the excellent 2009 vintage * Zin’s ever-present acidity enhances the finish and fine, dusty tannins add complexity, mouthfeel and structure * Layered nuances of flavor with cracked pepper, tilled soil and a hint of creamy oak * Characteristic synergy of components – balanced and elegantly structured

Our family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel, as our great-grandfather, 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.

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Dietary Information: Vegan, Certified Sustainable

Closure: Cork

Aged 10 months in American Oak.

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: Barrel-aged 10 months in 75% American oak (20% new) and 25% French oak

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Alcohol: 15%

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