Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel 1999

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 39566
  • RP89
  • WS88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WE95
  • WS93
  • V90

Winemaker's Notes

Our best zinfandel vintage ever! A succinct bloom period aided in the biggest challenge of growing zinfandel: even ripening. Then, the unusually cool summer allowed the fruit to ripen morphologically before the heat of the classic Indian summer spiked the sugars to optimum levels.

"At harvest, the vines yielded just 2.5 tons per acre of evenly ripened, concentrated fruit. This wine's succulent, briary/brambly, and spicy white pepper qualities reflect a sense of place and distinguish this thoroughbred from our stable of Zins. Black currant fruit tones and spicy, dark berry notes profile this firmly structured, deep wine."

--Ted Seghesio

Learn About Seghesio Map ItMap It

Established in 1985, when Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family. Seghesio Family Vineyards' 300 acres in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys represent some of the oldest vineyards and proprietary clones. With a...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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