Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel

8.92005 ratings
8.895 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

8.9

Every once in a while you want a fruit bomb. BOOM!

Every once in a while you want a fruit bomb. BOOM!

8 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2014
Cory Fierro

Seghesio us probably my favorite zinfandel producer but this is their bare bones basic version. Still loaded with sour cherry and raspberry notes and extremely drinkable, but their Cortina vineyard, Rockpile and Home Ranch provide better expressions for just a little more.

Seghesio us probably my favorite zinfandel producer but this is their bare bones basic version. Still loaded with sour cherry and raspberry notes and extremely drinkable, but their Cortina vineyard, Rockpile and Home Ranch provide better expressions for just a little more.

7 people found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
Conor Harrigan

Much better the second night. First night, it came across very much like a simple zin fruit bomb. Second night, it evened out a bit. Midpalate is a touch hollow. I'm sorry, Mendo producers like Graziano, Steele, and others truly do the best Zin in California. This is a nice wine, but I just haven't found a single producer outside of Mendocino that can stack up quality and price wise to the mendo crew. pH is just a bit too high. It muddies the palate towards that nearly overly fruit forward posture. Closed aromatics, unfortunately. I enjoy the wine, just the slightest bit lacking for the 25 dollars.

Much better the second night. First night, it came across very much like a simple zin fruit bomb. Second night, it evened out a bit. Midpalate is a touch hollow. I'm sorry, Mendo producers like Graziano, Steele, and others truly do the best Zin in California. This is a nice wine, but I just haven't found a single producer outside of Mendocino that can stack up quality and price wise to the mendo crew. pH is just a bit too high. It muddies the palate towards that nearly overly fruit forward posture. Closed aromatics, unfortunately. I enjoy the wine, just the slightest bit lacking for the 25 dollars.

5 people found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2015
Gary Vaynerchuk

Founder WineLibrary.com, Host WineLibraryTV

7.9

Meh- basic at best

Meh- basic at best

5 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2013
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.6

Always big and lush, always dependable and always better when paired with chili...

Always big and lush, always dependable and always better when paired with chili...

4 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2014
Daniel Argandona

Thought I would try this given 2010 vintage was rock star. Nose is nice... Toasted bread? Gives way to classic zinfandel. Not as good as predecessor but worthy of a weekend meal.

Thought I would try this given 2010 vintage was rock star. Nose is nice... Toasted bread? Gives way to classic zinfandel. Not as good as predecessor but worthy of a weekend meal.

3 people found it helpfulJan 19th, 2015
Matt Sterr

I can see why this was given a huge score by a certain publication. Not really my style as much, this tastes like a wine that could have been made by Dave Phinney or Charles Smith. Fruit forward with a polished mouthfeel and some darker flavors too. Definitely a very good value for the $$.

I can see why this was given a huge score by a certain publication. Not really my style as much, this tastes like a wine that could have been made by Dave Phinney or Charles Smith. Fruit forward with a polished mouthfeel and some darker flavors too. Definitely a very good value for the $$.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2016
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.8

Still young yet promising, building on a consistent success of previous vintages, this is a solid classic and relatively elegant Zin. The color is almost black, the nose is lightly ripe with plums, black cherries, and the classical spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves and licorice. Body is medium full, with firm tannins that round up quickly and a light acidity to support this fruity flattering creation. Pleasant finish. My score 88, drink to 2021 perhaps longer

Still young yet promising, building on a consistent success of previous vintages, this is a solid classic and relatively elegant Zin. The color is almost black, the nose is lightly ripe with plums, black cherries, and the classical spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves and licorice. Body is medium full, with firm tannins that round up quickly and a light acidity to support this fruity flattering creation. Pleasant finish. My score 88, drink to 2021 perhaps longer

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2016
Diane Demetrioff

Favourite wine. Loved the winery too

Favourite wine. Loved the winery too

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2015
David Miska

Great Zin.

Great Zin.

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2015