Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2020

Italian inspired wine from Sonoma
Primitivo (Zinfandel, Crljenak Kastelanski)
  • $86.00

More about this wine!

NOTES: Blackberry Cherry, raspberry Mint

BODY: Full

DRYNESS: Neutral


TANNIN: Medium -

ALCOHOL (%): 14.8

ORIGIN: California (Napa, Sonoma, Russian River Valley & More), United States of America



  • Primitivo (Zinfandel, Crljenak Kastelanski)


AWARDS: >90 pts


ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Roast duck rice, braised pork

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Bolognese, grilled steak


Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2020

An expressive burst of aromas of deep dark fruits lead into layered tones of lifted red fruit and a soft, luscious mid-palate. A juicy, vibrant entry with notes of mint, sarsaparilla, and fresh plum is interwoven with supple, textured tannins and acidity on the long, complex finish.

The blend is comprised of vineyards ranging from Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek and are 55% estate grown and 45% purchased from long-standing grower relationships. The grapes were hand harvested in small lots resulting in over 100 different small fermentations, allowing each vineyard block to express its individual characteristics. Various fermentation techniques were utilised with a breakdown of: 65% pump-over fermentation in closed top stainless steel with delestage through tub and screen; 25% small open top fermentation with pneumatic assisted, punch-down cap management; and 10% stainless steel rotary tank fermentation. Each is chosen to maximize the best attributes of the fruit.

Fermented on the skins from 7 to 12 days before being transferred to barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 10 months in 7% new American, 15% 1 year American, and 78% neutral French and American Oak barrels. Racked once upon completion of malolactic fermentation and once to blend and bottle.

The Sonoma Zinfandel represents the ideal expression of Sonoma County Zinfandel in any given vintage. Crafted from an average selection of more than 150 individual lots that are harvested from vineyards across Sonoma County, fermented separately and masterfully blended, our Sonoma Zinfandel is bright, richly fruited, bold, and always balanced.