Beyond Merlot: Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel

September 13th, 2008 by katie

Beyond Merlot: Wine Reviews for Newbies

I really like red Zinfandels. You’ll probably notice this as we go along together. I like that each wine has a different balance of fruitiness and spiciness. I like the different fruits each wine reminds me of: raspberries, cherries, or cassis. I like the richness and softness of the wines-like velvet. I like the subtle heat of black pepper and hints of acid.

Sebastiani Vineyards’ Sonoma County Zinfandel is a classic-fruity and creamy with just enough heat. This wine should run you about $10-$15. It tastes like juicy, warm berries. I order this wine often at restaurants because it pairs so well, with everything from steaks and tapas to barbecue and pizza. Plus I love saying “Sebastiani.” Try this one the next time you want an easy drinking, easy pairing wine.

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2 Responses

  1. noble pig

    I love tasting on the Square in Sonoma at Sebastiani which is right around there. It’s beautiful and the wines are good.

  2. Lars Kristensen

    I absolutely agree – I had one bottle with a nice steak – it just melts on your tongue 🙂

    Do you know where to buy the Sebastiani Zinfandel 2008?

    I am from Denmark so maybe very difficult here, but maybe on the internet?

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