Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County

Zinfandel of the Month is a new feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list.

The September Zinfandel of the Month is the 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County.

Seghesio Family Vineyards  was established in 1895, when Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The focus at Seghesio has always been Zinfandel and Italian varietals.

Crimson in color. 14.8% ABV. From Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Predominantly Zinfandel with but with small parts Petite Sirah, Carignane and Syrah. Briar, brambly red fruits and pepper on the nose.  Medium body with just enough acidity to keep things interesting. Tart raspberries, cherries, black licorice and pepper on the palate. This wine will not wow you with complexity but it is  fun to drink and a great value as well.

My rating: 89 points.

This wine is readily available at retail. Hard to wrong here at under $20. A solid value year in and year out. You also might want to consider some single vineyard Zinfandels from Seghesio including the Monte Rosso and Pagani.

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