Friday, September 17, 2010

Seghesio Zinfandel 2006 California


Variety: Zinfandel
Producer: Cortina
Specification: Seghesio - Dry Creek Vally
Vintage: 2006
Region: California
Alcohol: 15.2%
Price: $55

Appearance: Clear, medium intensity, ruby, legs
Nose: Clean, medium+ intensity, developing, red fruit, black cherry, red cherry, jam, cedar, pepper, oak, vanilla, coconut
Palate: Dry, medium acidity, medium+ tannin, medium+ alcohol, medium+ body, medium intensity, dried fruit, black cherry, pepper, oak, earth, cedar, good length

It's really a tragedy that people associate zinfandel with the cheap sugary pink Gallo . A true zinfandel, in my opinion, is red wine that is made from grapes of an old zinfandel tree. Old grape tree produces very few fruits thats very intense in flavour; these grapes makes amazingly intense and flavourful wine.  The price of the wine then reflect the tree's relatively low production.  This one is a beautiful Zinfandel classic.  Perfect with steaks btw.

Quality: Very good,ready to drink but can keep

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