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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2016 Cortina Zinfandel
2016 Cortina Zinfandel
92 POINTS - Wine Spectator

The core of this blend comes from our Chen's 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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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A bouquet of floral notes and earthiness give way to a palate bursting of mixed berry cobbler. Raspberry, blackberry and blueberry notes are layered with white pepper and baking spices. This luscious wine dances on the palate and finishes with fine tannins and balanced acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Rich meats like rack of lamb and duck, especially with herb-based sauces and pastas such as gnocchi with pesto. Firm sheeps’ milk cheeses like pecorino or pepato.


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
Dry Creek Valley
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