Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Seghesio Sonoma 2010 Zinfandel

Seghesio Sonoma 2010 Zinfandel, $18.69-$23.99, 91 points, begins with dark purple and ruby hues. The aroma starts as a spicy potpourri, but settles down with air. The flavor is very ripe and juicy blueberry and blackberries with hints of damson plum. The almost full body is rich and racy and finishes strong with black and white pepper with hints of cayenne. The one near fault I had is it is just a touch green, but it may just need a year or two in the bottle. 
Seghesio is a very consistently well made wine and is available almost every where; in my experience Seghesio is always a value Zinfandel, even though the price is up two or three dollars.
Being an "earth friendly" (NHLS) wine gives a great incentive to buy the six bottles now for that barbecue later; your family and friends will be impressed!


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  1. My friends and I used to go through HEROIC amounts of this stuff back in the late 90s. Of course back then it was $12-13/bottle. Still delivers very nice value, though, even though it's crept up to $20 now. (I suppose it's pretty unfair of me to expect a wine to stay at the same price point for 15 years.)

    I had the '09 about a year ago, but I haven't had the '10 yet. I probably need to grab a few for this summer as nothing says "party" like a back deck, some meat on the grill and a few bottles of Zin!

    1. I think I have 2007-2010 of this one, and I'm just waiting for an excuse to open all of them.
      Bill, right now I'm just trying to ferret-out some good "earth friendly" wine that may appeal to NH wine adventurers, and also I'm trying to give some "compare and contrast" to my Rodney Strong theme; I think I have two more of their wines left.
      Thanks for letting my readers in on your wealth of experience.

    2. You're right - Seghesio IS good Zin. They have a nice variety of them, & I need to make a point of picking them up more often. I currently have none. Hmmm...

      I still don't get how wines are priced in NH. Just sayin'.

    3. Claire, pricing wines in NH is a shell game, now you see it, now you don't. Each "independent" wine-shop is tied to the State (Big Brother), and as far as I can tell their challenge is having wines on hand that the State doesn't (For the moment), then the wine-shops struggle with promotions and support from the wineries/wine-makers to try and stay ahead of the monolithic State. The State ultimately controls ALL wine sales in its borders, it also has some great sales on bulk wine purchases as well as different types of 15% off sales mostly every month; May will feature Italian wines, and that's when I'll go broke.
      Last year I took this independent wine rep out for dinner and wine: she had a sad tale of giving all she had for five years, paid all her bills and didn't make a cent.