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Simple fruity Zin More at http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/03/showdown-saturday.html Read more
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 experienc... Read more
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Simple fruity Zin More at http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/03/showdown-saturday.html
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!
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.
I love this Zin even my friend who usually doesn't like Zins loved this one. A great buy!
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
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!
External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina
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
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 **
You could use this as a teaching tool for classic Sonoma County Zinfandel. It’s full-bodied, dry and spicy, with briary flavors of wild berries, mocha, tobacco, leather and exotic spices. More importantly, it’s absolutely delicious. The grapes come from Seghesio’s best vineyards in the Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. At this price, it’s an astonishing value, especially considering that production was nearly 80,000 cases.
Finding nice equilibrium between ripeness and fruit, Seghesio has come up with a balanced and wonderfully accessible wine that is rife with juicy blackberry qualities and throws in a touch of sweet oak. If not yet as polished nor as complex as it wil... Connoisseurs Guide. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma 750ml
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Seghesio Zinfandel Cortina 750ml
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.
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.
90 points and 'Good Value,' Connoisseurs' Guide: By every report and what we have seen in early tastings, 2011 is an uneven vintage, especially as far as red wines are concerned. This extremely well-made working proves that, as always, very good wines await those willing to search, and it hits the varietal mark smartly. It is precise in its focus on ripe berries and briary spice, and it is particularly well-balanced with fine energy and a long, very firm finish. It is still on the tight side and we would argue against hasty drinking, but it is an easy-odds bet to grow and improve for another three to five years. (Jan 2013)
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