Seghesio Family Vineyards

2012 Cortina Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Sep 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Viva Veneto

Hurry! Today’s spectacular Seghesio Family Vineyards 2012 Cortina Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is in very short supply - and it is guaranteed to sell out before day’s end.

This wine is beautifully balanced and it hit all of the right Zinfandel notes, both on the palate and the nose.

Hurry, Operative!

The more you spin this wine in the glass, the more expressive it becomes, with black cherry, blackberry, briar patch, mixed sweet spice, leather, black pepper and a hint of sweet tobacco leaf.

Beautifully balanced and very rich on the palate, with bold black cherry juice, blackberry compote, dusty bramble, tobacco, cigar box, sweet spice and black pepper.

The Seghesio Family is one of Sonoma County’s longest-standing winemaking families. They planted their first vineyards in 1885 - and for five generations they’ve been perfecting their art of grape growing and winemaking. Today’s wine is a great reminder of just how good Seghesio’s wine can be.

This delicious, beautifully balanced wine is offered to you with our very fullest recommendation.

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

93 points - Wilfred Wong, January 22, 2016 - “Simply amazing, the 2012 Seghesio Cortina spans the flavor spectrum of the varietal and takes it out of the “smash mouth” category. So pretty and persistent and perfect with roast leg of lamb. Medium to deep ruby color; fragrant aroma of berries, spice and white pepper, has a little bit or northern Rhône behavior going on; medium bodied, well built on the palate; dry, fine acidity, well balance; bright and lasting flavors of berries and spice; long finish.”

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91 points - Wine Spectator - “Sleek and sassy, with floral raspberry and pepper aromas and elegantly layered flavors of cherry, cinnamon and fresh anise. Drink now through 2021.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark purple at the edges, slightly opaque at the core.

Smell:

Black cherry, blackberry, briar patch, mixed sweet spice, leather, black pepper and a hint of sweet tobacco leaf.

Taste:

Black cherry juice, blackberry compote, dusty bramble, tobacco, cigar box, sweet spice and black pepper.

Finish:

Exceedingly long, with bold fruits that gradually fade to be replaced by a plush earthiness that leaves the palate with a crushed velvet feel.

Pairing:

Enjoy this beautifully balanced Zin with your favorite backyard BBQ, or a mountain of spaghetti and meatballs.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Andy Robinson
Varietal
Zinfandel
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Abv
14.8%
Harvest dates
Sept 20 – Oct 21, 2012
Brix
25.3
Aging
11 months
Barrels
75% French oak (25% new)
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25% neutral American oak
Release date
February 2015
Production
2999 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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