Friday, January 28, 2011

2008 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel

     I picked up this bottle of Seghesio 2008 Sonoma County Zinfandel at the grocery store for about $22. While I had not ever tried this particular version, I had tried most of their line at a Seghesio tasting at the Pappas Grill a while back and I had enjoyed all of their offerings. We kept the "Old Vines" Zin stocked at our house for several months afterwards for barbecue nights.
     In the glass, the wine was a clear, dark ruby right up to the rim. It had intense, fresh aromas of dark fruit and mixed berry with black tea and a bit of a floral note. The flavors were more of the berry mix (blueberry, blackberry and raspberry) balanced with high alcohol (15.5% abv), smooth, medium tannins and medium+ acidity. It had a long, juicy finish with a bit of baking spice at the end. A very good wine at the price point.