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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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Food Pairings for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina
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!
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!
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
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
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.
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Seghesio Zinfandel Cortina 750ml
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.
Flavors of dark ripe cherries and sweet raspberries followed by velvety mouthfeel.A blend from sites in Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley.
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.
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.
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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