2016 Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel

2016 Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel

90 Points Richard Caro
2016 Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel
90 Points Richard Caro

In stock

Another winner from Sebastiani and everything we look for in a Californian Zin. Pleasure-centred and oh so satisfying (yet not too heavy), it is packed with ripe fruit, spice and choca-mocha delight. More serious leathery/earthy dimensions are also there but this year it is mainly fun-forward and hedonistic. Deeply delicious and crazy value.

In stock

Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $5 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Sebastiani is a Sonoma producer with a proud history and, in modern times, a stunning quality-for-value offering across the globe. After immigrating from Tuscany in 1895, Samuele Sebastiani laboured in the Sonoma hills making cobblestones for San Francisco streets. Here he saved the money - and no doubt surveyed the land - for property to make wine for the city’s restaurants. Over the decades Samuele’s son August became one of America’s leading winemakers of his time. August’s children too were successful - so much so that a massive Central valley operation was built up and sold off to refocus on the Sebastiani home label, and two out of three siblings began their own wineries. In 2008 Sebastiani was acquired by the large Foley stable of companies, at which time the already high quality culture was increased steeply, with a reduction in yields on top of a heavy investment in new expertise, oak and technology resulting in both Sonoma and single vineyard wines of almost incomparable quality for the price.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on 2014 vintage

"Our 2014 Zinfandel is deep ruby as you pour it into the glass. Its fruit-forward notes of raspberry and plum are accented by white pepper and vanilla spice. These fruit-forward notes carry through to the palate with juicy flavors of raspberry, wild dark berries and white pepper with a touch of cinnamon. The finish has nice tannins that balance out the lush, berry texture. A joy to drink now, it pairs nicely with a grilled steak or red pasta dish."

93/100 Sam Kim (2012 vintage)

"Flamboyant and opulent as a good zin should be, this is packed with blackberry, vanilla, milk chocolate and mixed spice flavours. It is generous, concentrated and silky-smooth with a meltingly delicious finish. At its best: now to 2019. $21.00. ."

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    2019- 2022



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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