Seghesio Cortina Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018
Region: Sonoma County, California, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Blueberry and blue fruit notes are layered with white pepper and cedar to give a bouquet reminiscent of blueberry tart. These intense aromas carry through to the palate alongside more subtle floral notes and an earthiness on the long, elegant finish. This wine has fine tannins and a balanced acidity.
The majority of the fruit for this wine comes from Chen’s Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley which was planted in 1972 by fourth-generation Ted Seghesio and his father Ed. The site soil is diverse, with sandy soil along the creek and a gravelly loam called “Cortina” in the rest of the vineyard. With mornings shrouded in fog and afternoon tempered by ocean breezes, this vineyard ripens late giving fruits with concentrated flavours and refreshing acidity.
2020 marked Seghesio’s 125th anniversary in Sonoma County. For over a century, the Seghesio family has played an integral role in the history and evolution of viticulture in the region. The winery was established in 1895, when Italian immigrant Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vines in what is now Seghesio’s ‘Home Ranch’ vineyard in Alexander Valley. Edoardo and his wife Angela continued growing vines during the Prohibition years, and were the only winery in the region to survive that era.