In 1975, Ed Seghesio co-fermented an equal blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane for his own consumption. When the Seghesio family released the first wines under their name in 1983, Ed’s blend was bottled and released in honor of his beloved wife, Fay Marian. It was at Fay’s urging that their son Ted became the family’s fourth-generation winemaker. To showcase the varietal characteristics of these remarkable old vines while honoring his mother, Ted began producing Marian’s Reserve again in 2004.
A pretty floral bouquet jumps out of the glass and gives way to a palate of strawberry preserves and fresh blueberries with a subtle hint of sweet pie crust. A rich, fruit-driven wine with unassuming structure, this bottle is lively in its youth yet will age gracefully in the cellar.
Food Pairing Notes
Tomato-based pastas such as Amatriciana or spicy Arrabiata. Leaner cuts of meat such as smoked chicken thighs with Basque peppers or flank steak with yogurt sauce. Aged firm cheeses like Midnight Moon.