Thursday, June 16, 2011
Zinfandel With a Great Friend
2008 Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Sonoma County
I drank this Sonoma County with Austin Graff to celebrate his coming marriage to an amazing, beautiful, remarkable woman named Theresa. I opened it because I knew Austin liked his red wines big and fruity, and this was a great choice. This wine was bright purple color with thick ruby legs. The nose showed dark red berries, chocolate shavings and tobacco. Bright red fruit on the palate with chocolate, creamy oak and vanilla. Rich, but solid tannins keep it balanced and acidity keeps it fresh. What a great bottle to pop for a great friend. Austin and Theresa, may happiness fill all of your days and may you be best friends forever.
90 Points - IJB