SRP of $24 and available for as low as $17 and at Costco. Around 75,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Begun in 1895 by our great grandfather, Edoardo Seghesio, Seghesio Family Vineyards is a collection of sustainably farmed estate vineyards in Sonoma County, hand-tended by our family for four generations.
Today’s wine comes Seghesio Family Vineyards, who we recently visited and covered in ourDelighting in the Dry Creek Valley recap. As we noted there, the winery has become virtually synonymous with Sonoma County Zinfandel — a full 75% of their 100,000 case production comes from this one wine! Let’s see what all the hype is about, shall we?
The 2012 Seghesio Family Vineyards Sonoma County Zinfandel begins with a tantalizing aroma of black cherry, raspberry, dried herbs, spice and even a bit of smoked meat. When tasting don’t judge this wine too hastily as it needs a good amount of air to show its best. After some time to breathe you’ll find a smooth and a bit brambly wine full of black cherry and black raspberry fruit plus some lovely spice notes. This medium-bodied Zin also features nice touches of vanilla, chocolate and wonderful dusty tannins that lead into the long, dry finish. Consistently good from vintage to vintage, this is a can’t miss crowd-pleaser.