Wednesday, November 12, 2008
About a month ago, I heralded the Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel as a super-value red. On Monday of this week as part of Wine Spectator's annual Top 100 unveiling, it was announced that Seghesio's high-production garden-variety Sonoma County Zin was one of their top wines of the year. Quite an achievement for such a mass-produced wine and a Zinfandel of all things which is not the most prestigious varietal. Good call by Spectator I say.
Their Top 100 list is based on the following criteria:
- An X-factor called "excitement"
Have a look at historical WS Top 100s here.
Update: The #1 Wine on this year's list was the 2005 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Colchagua Valley with a release price of $75.