2021 Seghesio Family Vineyards Cortina Zinfandel
Cortina Zinfandel represents our peak expression of Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley. Named for the gravelly loam soils where this variety thrives, the heart of Cortina comes from Chen’s Vineyard, planted by the Seghesio Family in 1972. Shrouded by morning fog and cooled by afternoon breezes, the grapes benefit from longer hang time, resulting in an elegant Zinfandel with lifted aromatics, bright layered fruit and refined structure.
Aromas of briary black raspberry, lavender and graham cracker crust give way to bright acidity on the palate. Cortina Zinfandel opens with a vibrant entry of blue, black, and red fruit characters and a subtle hint of cocoa powder that carries through to the wine’s midpalate and finishes with a touch of spice for an elegant velvety mouthfeel.