2009 Sebastiani Zinfandel (California - Sonoma, United States)
Wine - Red $21.49 (750mL)
This bottle of Zinfandel is a combination of fruit from some of the finest Zinfandel vineyards within the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. The Dry Creek Valley is arguably the best region in the world for growing Zinfandel. It has a long history with this grape (going as far back as 125 years) and has a climate in which Zinfandel flourishes. The Alexander Valley fruit contributes vibrant fruit flavours with soft tannins that nicely complement the heartier Dry Creek Zinfandel fruit.
After your eyes take in the dark ruby colour, your nose will delight in the raspberry and cranberry fruit aromas. The flavour offers pure raspberry fruit and nuances of cedar and vanilla oak. This wine is exceedingly elegant, and the lower alcohol level allows the purity of fruit to shine through. It is enjoyable in its youth, yet has enough structure to make it ageworthy. Try it with any red-sauced pizzas, barbecued spare ribs, or Teriyaki shrimp.