Showcasing the Willamette Valley’s propensity for earthy, spicy Pinot Noir, this wine is berry driven and brambly. A friendly waft of dried cinnamon and lavender leads to juicy fresh raspberry and decidedly darker fruit flavors. Made from 40 percent whole-cluster fruit, the 2017 is round and neatly integrated, and—while gorgeous in its current state—is built for longevity.
Each vintage, we harvest multiple diverse lots of Zinfandel that span the entire Sonoma County Zinfandel landscape. Each of these lots is produced under the careful eye of our winemaker, Andy Robinson. The best of these lots are selected to make Sonoma Zinfandel. A small amount of Petite Sirah is added to honor century old traditions and to provide color and structure. The result is a wine that offers tantalizing raspberry, blueberry, classic briary and spicy flavors with a balance of components for which Seghesio wines are known.
This complex wine exhibits classic varietal characteristics with
aromas of ripe pineapple, fresh Gala apples, pear and candied
lemon. The palate has a weight that belies its unoaked status with a
rich entry of fresh citrus fruit that leads into secondary aromas of fig
and mineral. Finishing clean and crisp with lingering acidity, the wine
is fresh and vivacious with a dense mid-palate. This vintage proves
that with the right grapes and winemaking, Chardonnay does not
need oak or malolactic fermentation to shine.