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 June Zinfandel of the Month is the 2014 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.
Bright red in color. 14.8% ABV. Savory nose of black fruits, plums and black pepper. Medium body with juicy acidity. Claret style Zinfandel. Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry and baking spices on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Delicious and easy to drink. Not all that complex but still compelling at the $20 price point. Drink over the next 2-3 years.
My rating: 88 points.
This wine is readily available at retail. 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 Rockpile.
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