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 July Zinfandel of the Month is the 2019 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County.
I chose this bottle for my Zinfandel of the month because it is fairly priced and widely available. Additionally, 2019 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.
Purple in color. 14.8% ABV. Savory nose of black fruits, plums and pepper. Medium to full bodied with nice acidity. Soft, supple and round on the palate. Great balance. Black cherry, black raspberry, cocoa and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Approachable now but best over the next 3-5 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 Safeway for $23 but in the past Costco has been sub $20. You also might want to consider some single vineyard Zinfandels from Seghesio including the Pagani and Rockpile.