Sunday, January 12, 2014

2011 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel

Uncorked a Sonoma County Zinfandel this afternoon to go with a homemade pizza we are whipping up for dinner.  This is the Seghesio Family Vineyards 2011 Sonoma County Zinfandel sourced from some of the oldest vineyards in the county.  Seghesio has been growing grapes near Healdsburg for over 100 years and have a breadth of knowledge and experience that leads to some great wines, including this one.

The first thing that strikes me when tasting this wine is the smoothness.  Nice dark fruits and vanilla on the nose and then the taste buds explode with blackberry and plum flavors during the first sip.  Nice dry finish with a trace of  oak on the back end.  Very well put together wine that ranks up there at the top of my favorite Zins.

The Seghesio website -----> Proprietary clones

A nice review from the Thumbs Up Wine Review guys (it is a bit over the top, but spot on):

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