SEGHESIO SONOMA ZINFANDEL - 2007
15.5% alcohol and #10 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2008.
Dark red color with ripe cherries, berries and milk on the nose. Black cherry, blackberries, cough syrup notes, wild berries, black pepper, charred oak and vanilla on the palate. Robust, juicy, zesty, and vibrant.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A wonderful Zinfandel. Not sure this is #10 of the year-worthy or deserving of WS 93 points, but it is a highly enjoyable wine. There's a bit of heat on the backend and perhaps too much oak, but the high alcohol is pretty well integrated. Retails for around $23 a bottle.