#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
Had 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.
I was disappointed. A 93 ws should be better. It is thin and short
The 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!
I will buy again and again
This 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.
I 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.
I'm not a Zinfandel fan but this one is exceptional.
Again. 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.
Our 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.
This 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.