The inaugural bottling of this single vineyard Maffei reinforces Seghesio’s commitment to bottle the best Zinfandel in Sonoma. In the case of the Maffei Vineyard, Jim and Ned Neumiller, Seghesio’s father and son growers, have been working with the Maffei family for a few years to secure fruit for a single vineyard wine from head-trained heritage selection blocks planted in 1928 and 1942. They work hand-in-hand with the original owners’ granddaughter Joanne Maffei. Just like the Seghesio’s, she is a passionate steward of her family’s land—so much so that Ned considers Maffei to be among the most meticulously farmed vineyards he’s ever seen. “I swear Joanne has a name for every vine,” concurs Jim.
Blackberry, black cherry and spice box dominate the nose. Fresh raspberry coulis and black cherry flavors on the palate. Wonderful rich mid-palate and vibrant acidity for a clean fruit driven finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Well-marbeled cuts of beef and rich braised dishes like short ribs and osso bucco, strong salty cheeses - Bleu, Pecorino and Feta - as well as tomato based pastas with earthy undertones like mushrooms and truffles.