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First Soup of the Season!

September 17, 2007
The wine for the evening was a 2004 Seghesio Sangiovese. We picked this bottle up when we visited Seghesio last spring. This was Matt's favorite bottle at Seghesio and we took home 3 bottles.

We paid $28 for this at the vineyard, it had a real cork closure and clocked in at 14.8% alcohol by volume. A fun fact from the back of the bottle states the Seghesio is the oldest grower of Sangiovese in America.

On the nose I found black cherry, currants, sweet flowers, and cloves. I really like the aroma on this bottle of wine. In the mouth the wine was smooth. The flavors were spicy, with floral notes and an overall sense of fresh fruit. Juicy black fruit, cherries, and leather were the predominant flavors.

I served the wine with the first soup of the season! Yay for fall!! I made Sarah's (who writes the blog Beadimous) Zuppa Toscana, which became our favorite soup last winter. It's a chicken stock/broth based soup with Italian sausage, bacon, potatoes, kale and cream. Delicious and a fairly good match for the lighter fruit flavors of this Sangiovese. I'm very glad we've got a few more bottles of this hanging around.

5 comments:

  1. Jill said...

    Like Seghesio Zins a lot, and I've enjoyed the Italian varietals they do as well. Thanks for this write-up!

    9/18/07, 8:12 PM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    We liked the Zins too Jill. I have one in the basement. Sadly, we couldn't take home too much more, the prices were a little $$ for us at the time!

    9/18/07, 8:47 PM  

  3. Joe said...

    One of my must-see wineries when I go to Sonoma - just 3 weeks!

    9/20/07, 10:39 PM  

  4. Sonadora said...

    Absolutely would recommend this one Joe!

    10/1/07, 8:40 PM  

  5. Mando said...

    I am a huge Sangiovese fan. It pairs nicely with the following appitizer:

    medjool dates stuffed a piece of parmesan cheese and a toasted walnut.

    Mmmm. Flavor sensation!

    11/20/07, 9:31 PM  

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