Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2007
Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
#10 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
Scents of raspberries and blueberries intertwined with briar patch spices. Ripe raspberry and blueberry flavors persist. A hint of creamy oak and a silky and refined texture with a juicy character. Juicy acidity and integrated tannins smooth the finish.
Excellent paired with red sauces, pizza, BBQ, and a variety of meats and spicy cuisine.
"A seductive and vigorous Zinfandel, with smoky black cherry and blueberry aromas and youthful wild berry, sage and cracked pepper flavors that have a lingering finish and zesty tannins. Drink now through 2012." 93 Points
Seghesio Family Vineyards
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 passionate belief that wine is made in the vineyard, Seghesio pairs a century of experience on these treasured sites with aggressive farming techniques. True to their oldest plantings, Seghesio concentrates on Zinfandel, Italian varietals and Pinot Noir. Ted Seghesio is the winemaker. View all Seghesio Family Vineyards WinesRelated Links:It's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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10 ratings, 10 with reviews410/31/2008Had the 2002 Zin on vacation in Hawaii so purchased the 2005 when rated 90. The 2007 is young but the most complex of the three. Medium bodied, elegant for a Zin, raspberry start, vanilla on the tongue and cheeks with a touch of pepper and cedar at the finish.g. florez - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL310/23/2008I was disappointed. A 93 ws should be better. It is thin and shortrobert giebeig - Saint Augustine, FL311/28/2008This is an excellent value example of California Zinfandel. It is understandable, drinkable, and was a great hit with friends who are not particularly knowledgeable about wine.512/17/2008I will buy again and againErol - Merrimack, NH54/18/2009The 2007 is the best Seghesio Zin to date. Since 2004 they have stepped it up and produced extremely distinctive, well crafted, and NOT overly oaked zins. Due to this wine being WS #10 of 2008 it is probably sold out (even though they produced 60k cases!). Keep a look out for the 2008, I am sure they will one up themselves again!Elizabeth Fisher - Oak Park, IL411/13/2008Our bottle came with a corked top vs. a screw top. The other times I have had this wine, it was a screw top.. just something I noted.. I enjoy this wine, it is great with many food pairings.ray brown - Anchorage, AK412/4/2008I'm not a Zinfandel fan but this one is exceptional.Nicholas Richards - Haverhill, MA44/18/2009I made the mistake of drinking this about 10 minutes out of bottle, and it was rather harsh. After an hour it was much better, extremely smooth, with slight fruity taste. Not a 93 rating, but very good.412/2/2008Again. it went great with our turkey, etc., but would not buy it for cheese or simply enjoying a glass in front of the fireplace. Very strong overtones.wine educator - Newport, OR511/26/2008This Zinfandel may be their "regular" bottling, but it delivers great fruit, nice body, moderate tanin, and is entirely enjoyable. Well deserves the #10 spot in WS Top 100.Related ProductsSpicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced ...
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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