1998 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel
Our family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel. The 1998 Sonoma Zinfandel originates from soils that have produced Zinfandel for over a century. That said, the challenge in 1998 was getting the fruit ripe. One can only do so much canopy management and cluster thinning. At some point you need HEAT. Harvest finally began on September 25th (latest date ever) and, fortunately, October's Indian Summer conditions prevailed. We completed harvest under threatening skies and were very grateful to get it...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 86 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill<br/>