Yep, the big feasting day is upon us, and though we all know this year will look different than in the past, a great bottle to pair is definitely in order. Maybe more so this year than ever. Traditionally I am Pinot Noir fan on Thanksgiving, but if you like something a bit bolder, consider Zinfandel. And, if you are going to consider toasting with a Zin for the holiday, chose one of the best, Seghesio.
Just celebrating their 125th anniversary, Sonoma’s Seghesio family has withstood everything thrown at them, including Prohibition, The Great Depression, drought, fires, disease, and they remain one of the strongest, most respected family wineries in Sonoma, planting their first Zinfandel vines in Alexander Valley in 1985.
Today run by the 5th generation of the family, their old vine Zins set the quality standard for the variety. From a blend of old vine fruit grown in Alexander Valley, Russian River, and Dry Creek Valley, Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel ($26) is juicy, spicy, and lush, melding ripe blackberry, plum, and blueberry, with toasted spice, and an earthy crushed stone note on the finish. Nicely textured, and bold, without being weighty, making it an ideal pairing for the holiday. #Cheers