Climatic-induced spicy undertones mark the 2008 vintage. Vibrant display of acidity enhances the briary raspberry and blackberry varietal expression. Lush, velvety mouth feel interwoven with fine, integrated tannins creates a smooth richness. Full-bodied, juicy mid-palate with Seghesio "balance."
"The 2008 Zinfandel Sonoma offers up copious amounts of blue, red, and black fruits as well as excellent purity, medium to full body, a supple texture, and enough acidity to provide vibrancy. It is a pure, elegant, substantial Zinfandel to drink over the next 3-4 years. "
The Wine Advocate
Smooth and not overly acidic.
I've been drinking the Seghesio Zen for several years and the 2008 is one of the best years I've tasted yet.
The 2008 is nice but I still prefer the 2007. Maybe the 2008 is still too young? 2008 does not have the burst of fruit of 2007 and it is more tannic and acidic. 2008 appears to have a deeper color. Other than that they are similar.