Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2018 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County

Zinfandel of the Month is a regular 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 2018 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County.

I chose this bottle for my Zinfandel of the month because it is fairly priced and widely available. Additionally, 2018 will be a great year for Zin so this wine will give you some insight into what we have to look forward to with this vintage.

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. Great nose of brambly red fruits, baking spices, earth and pepper. Medium body with mouth watering acidity. Packed with juicy, lush fruits. Black cherry, raspberry liqueur, cocoa and pepper on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. So much to like here. Well made, attractively priced, easy to source and absolutely delicious. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 92 points.

This wine is readily available at retail. A solid value year in and year out. I found this bottle at Costco for $18. You also might want to consider some single vineyard Zinfandels from Seghesio including the Monte Rosso and Rockpile.

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