Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Seghesio Sonoma County 2011 Zinfandel

Seghesio Sonoma County 2011 Zinfandel, $22.99-$25.99, 93 points, maybe the best Seghesio Zinfandel I have ever had! I have had several. Pure delicious bramble fruit, with caged wild blackberry and mulberry, fruity and juicy, but not a jammy Zin and certainly not over-the-top.  Near perfect heat (14.8% alcohol) from beginning to the very long finish with an ascending hot chili spice. Is that it? Nein! There's plenty of smoky licorice and dried herbs, plenty of mouth watering acids, and enough tannin to give this wine some backbone; I believe this wine is at its peek right now, and I'm not counting on the Seghesio 2011 Sonoma Zinfandel to maintain this level of deliciousness for the long-haul, but who knows?
The deep dark purple red entices.
The aroma of dusty cedar, sweet floral spice, and wild blackberries is to be bottle (I guess it has been).
Let me just say that it enhanced my below average chili to that made by a Gordon Ramsay tier chef.

Feel like you're not a very good cook? Buy a great wine like this, and all will be well!
While you're cooking, better yet, while you're reading this review, give-a-listen to this: Maurice André "Suite in D major" Jeremiah Clarke.
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  1. I have enjoyed every bottle of Seghesio I have ever had...they do a great job with Zin.

  2. Vinogirl, I think we have an agreement trend going (dogs and Seg.Zin);-)

  3. Dennis,

    I thought the 2010 version was excellent. Haven't seen the 2011, but you've got be very excited for it!



    1. Nick, you Zinophile you, I think I was ready for a very good Zin, but I really wanted to save this for a more meaningful occasion than I just felt like having this. Let me just say that when I opened this wine it was just vibrant (hummed like an Oldsmobile 440 off the assembly line) from the cork popping until I was done with half the bottle;-) I rarely give a Zinfandel such a high score, and I' probably live to regret it, but it is what it is. Drink young and upon opening; let me know what you think, and as always, for joining in the fray!