Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County 2011 Zinfandel, $29.74-$42.99, 93+ points, poured with considerable sediment (time to decant) with bright ruby, and toward the clear rim, briefly refracted prism purples, pinks, and red hues.
A beautiful aroma of cedar, wild blackberry, subtle flowers, toast, and damson plum impressed!
The medium-plus body, lush with mouth-watering acids and moderate tannin carried the aroma lusciously throughout the palate; this red wine is nearly elegant, it is a restrained Zinfandel (plenty of wild black fruit without being jam-like), but its pedigree is all Zinfandel as it finished long with a bounty of white and cayenne pepper, hints of tobacco, coffee, and black licorice.
Managed that perfect sweet-spot 14.8% alcohol!
If you have never had a Zinfandel red wine, or if you've been stuck in a Deadly Sin-Zin rut, then this is the one for you! Thirty bucks for a great wine? This caliber of a wine for $30 is a steal! Seriously, I'm not trying to persuade you, I'm trying to bless you! If I'm leading you astray, please give me a piece of your mind, and I'll be duly chastised!
Pair with pepperoni pizza, Mexican cuisine, or just drink alone.
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