Always one of our most elegant and polished expressions of Zinfandel, Cortina has a bold flavor profile while being balanced and lithe on the palate. Notes of boysenberry, mulberry, cedar and clove complement the wine’s finely integrated tannins.
Food Pairing Notes
A perfect partner to this wine would be a rack or leg of lamb. The richness of the wine and the combination of berry and spice notes would meld perfectly with the lamb’s rich and slightly gamey flavor.
The core of this wine comes from Chen’s Vineyard, planted in 1972 by fourth-generation Ted Seghesio and his father Ed. The site resides along the creek where the sandy soils produce rarefied Zinfandel. With mornings shrouded in fog and prevailing afternoon breezes from the marine influence, Cortina grapes benefit from longer hang times in normal seasons.