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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2012 Cortina Zinfandel
2012 Cortina Zinfandel
91pts - Wine Enthusiast
91pts - Wine Spectator

The core of this blend comes from our Cortina Vineyard planted in 1972 in Dry Creek Valley. This site is named after the gravelly loam soils prevalent up and down Dry Creek Valley.  Due to the prevailing afternoon breezes in Dry Creek Valley, the flavor profile tends towards red fruit.

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SKU: SFZNCR12B
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bright aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry. Upfront fruit appeal supported with underpinnings of complexity and slight white pepper spice. Soft entry develops into warm, full mid-palate. Finish strikes ideal balance of tannins, fruit and acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Herb-rubbed meats, spicy cuisine and hearty pastas.

Cortina

The stronger marine influence of Dry Creek Valley keeps it cooler than Alexander Valley. In a normal season, Cortina will ripen later due to the prevailing afternoon breezes that typically temper the summer's heat. With mornings shrouded in fog during the summer months, this ranch’s diverse soils consist primarily of a gravelly loam called Cortina.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Cortina
Harvest Date
September & October, 2012
Aging
Aged 11 months in 75% French oak (25% new) and 25% American oak (all neutral) barrels.
Fermentation
100% hand punch-down fermentation in small (6-ton) open-top fermentors. Maceration time varied from 8 to 12 days. Completed alcoholic fermentation in barrel before undergoing malolactic fermentation.
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
91

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