Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2002
from Sonoma County, California
Number 11 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!
The most successful vintage ever of this benchmark for affordable, spicy, and altogether delicious Sonoma Zinfandel. Characteristic balance with dark, briary fruit - wonderful.
"Wonderful balance and sense of elegance, offering
ripe, complex fruit flavors, with spicy black cherry, blackberry, pomegranate, herb and sage notes that add flavor dimensions and complexity. Firm but ripe tannins add structure, allowing the fruit to push through. Drink now through 2009."
"Our Sonoma Zin is a collage of Northern Sonoma's vineyard landscape. While primarily estate grown, we purchase additional fruit from growers to meet an ever-increasing demand for this substantial wine. The extra steps we want growers to take to produce high quality fruit are not readily accepted by many. Our growers comprehend that timely canopy management throughout the growing season is required to produce high quality fruit. Embracing Seghesio's quality only viticultural standards is more costly and the grower ends up with less crop. The payoff, obviously, is in the bottle.
Sonoma Zin consistently exhibits ripe, dark fruit qualities, with an inviting Sonoma briary/spicy varietal character, juicy richness and balance. Salute!" -Ted Seghesio, Winemaker
Our family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel. Grandpa Edoardo Seghesio planted Zinfandel on our Home Ranch in Alexander Valley in 1895. Today, we, his grandchildren, share his passion as we farm over 200 acres of estate Zinfandel in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. This wine originates from sites that have produced Zinfandel for over a century, as well as newer sites that utilize proprietary clones and the most advanced viticultural practices.
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
A Customer - Long Beach
A friend recommended this wine and although I usually would not buy a Zinfandel I picked up a bottle. I cannot tell you how surprised I was. This is an excellent wine for the price and deserves the WS 92 rating (if ratings really count for anything). I have since purchased a case and plan on making this my wine of choice for parties and bbq.
A Customer - St. Louis
Excellent, especially for the price. The consistency and low acidity causes this lush wine to be very smooth and somewhat velvety on the pallet, with a smooth and subtle finish.
You will definitely want to try this....wonderfully jammy, full of fruit of the black and blue variety. I was just looking for a break from my daily Cab (althought the 2001 Simi Alex.Valley is hard to take a break from) and this was really a pleasant surprise.
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