Sommelier: Seghesio Zinfandel

In the lifelong quest for a perfect burger wine, Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel stands out. With big bold berry thunder on the palate and serious alcohol in the stirrups, Seghesio balances sweet heat with spice-filled richness. It’s a crowd pleaser that captures the terroir of Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. The DNA of this zinfandel was born in Croatia and bred in Italy. During the Civil War era, it was the most widely planted grape in America. Honoring century-old traditions, fifth-generation winemaker Ted Seghesio adds a bit of petite sirah to the blend for enhanced complexity and depth of color. And true to its roots, this Sonoma Country Club member provides red, black and blueberry jam-in-a-jar flavors with the full-force passion of zin. Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel is available BTG at Stroubes Seafood & Steak restaurant, where it pairs perfectly with the Stroubes Burger garnished with pork belly and caramelized onions. Or grab a bottle for $27 at Alexander’s Market, and do a backyard barbecue. This is one big red monster that you’ll want to cozy up to this season.