2014 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel
Plump and luscious, this is jam-packed with fruit. Lively blackberry, pepper, and other spice box aromas lead to ripe and rich flavors of black raspberry, caramel, and licorice. There are more complex Zinfandels, but few that are more enjoyable to drink. Drink now through 2022. (TS)
Seghesio's Sonoma County appellation bottlings can be relied upon to deliver plenty of ripe and fairly rich fruit, and this latest continues the winery's success. It is big and burly stuff with plenty of fruity heft, and its steady theme of juicy blackberries emerges unscathed even as palpable heat comes into play at the finish. Finesse is not one of its strengths, but continuous richness is, and, for all of its obvious ripeness, it is so deep and well-filled with fruit that it earns high marks in the style.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Zinfandel Sonoma displays plenty of spicy, earthy new saddle leather and berry fruit in a medium to full-bodied style. It offers loads of ripeness and a luscious mouthfeel. (RP)