Big & Bold
I love when I prefer the more affordable vintage, as that is rarely the case. This wine is perfect I am sure, for those enjoying a steak or venison dinner, but I think of it as the wine equivalent of Guinness' "all you need and all you want". This wine is a meal in of itself. Decadent as homemade Mexican chocolate, with exciting notes of clove and star anise. You must let this wine breathe. If not, the high alcohol content will singe your palate aggressively and you will not be able to taste all of those dense, dark flavors. Even though this wine is elegant and rich, I like it best in large quantities. Makes a wonderful gift too.
Smooth & Supple
This is a fabulous Zin. Balanced and structured. Well priced, from a vineyard famous for making awesome Zinfandels.
Big & Bold
Nearly as good as the 2007 effort which I had a few months ago...powerful cherry and spice followed by brambly sage, topped off by rich tannins and acidity for balance. This is very good right now but will be better in another few years. It's wise to decant for an hour to let the potent flavors and aromas to meld. Seghesio always ranges from strong to spectacular. This vintage falls in the latter category and should make WS Top 100.