This Seghesio Old Vine, 2002 Zinfandel, Sonoma County is an immense, glass of happiness – similar to the feeling I get when Mitch the mailman gives me a big, bear hug. Don’t look at me like that. Mailmen are allowed to give hugs (I think).
This wine is dark as night, yet gives the feeling of a burst of California sunshine. It’s jammy with age and soft, structured tannins – muted black cherry and traces of leathery raw meat. The acid stands up and shows a dry, mellow portliness. Though its intensity is waning, it still finishes strong.
For the record: The German gives better bear hugs than the mailman.
A cellar-selection – the last one in our cellar.