Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel 2014

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 the cough-syrupy “hot” taste that drags down so many zins in this price range.

It also doesn’t have a goofy name.

Note: some stores are carrying both the 2014 and 2015. Both vintages are good but I give a slight edge to the ’14.

As of March 23rd we have seen Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel 2014 at:


Safeway Rose City              $23.99

Safeway Hawthorne          $23.99

QFC 56th & Burnside         $24.99

Fred Meyer Hollywood      $25.93

Fred Meyer Hawthorne      $25.90

Costco near PDX                 $19.99


Fred Meyer Walker Road     $25.99

Fred Meyer Beaverton         $25.99

Fred Meyer Barbur Blvd.      $25.99

Fred Meyer Raleigh Hills     $25.99

Fred Meyer Stadium             $25.99

Safeway  NW Lovejoy            $23.99

Safeway  SW Jefferson           $23.99

Safeway Cornell Road            $23.99

Bale’s Thriftway Cornell          $24.99

New Seasons Raleigh Hills     $26.99

Costco Beaverton                    $19.99

Zupan’s Burnside                     $22.99   note:  Zupan’s has ’13, ’14 & ’15 vintages.  They couldn’t tell me why.                                                                               They just do.


Fred Meyer Tualitin                $25.99

Safeway Lake Oswego            $23.99

Costco  Tigard                         $19.99

E&R Wine  SW Macadam      $23.00