All of Pat's Picks, Featured / 01.03.2017

What is it about the word “zinfandel” that compels zin producers to come up with wacky play-on-word names for their wines?  “Seven Deadly Zins”. “Artezin”. “Brazin”. “Zinful”. Then there’s “Menage a Trois”. I’m not gonna touch that. Thankfully, the Seghesio family, producers of zinfandel in Sonoma County for over 100 years, don’t force it. They called theirs, “Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel”. Perfect. And the wine is just as straightforward as the name. The 2014 Seghesio is a solid representation with the rich pepper and spice flavors that zinfandel is known for. What it doesn’t have is...

About Wine, Featured, Wine Rules! / 09.02.2017

The vast majority of wine that you’ll find at your neighborhood grocery is not age-worthy. Vintners intentionally craft most wines so they taste their best shortly after their release. Wine expert Kevin Zraly claims “less than 1 percent of the world’s wines are meant to be aged for more than 5 years.”...