We love drinking wine here at The Sip. But until we hit the lotto, we’re going to have to hold off on having the Petrus with dinner every night.
Thankfully, there are tons of fabulous bottles available under $25. So together, we’re going to find the hidden gems that won’t blow your (um, daily) wine budget.
Each week we’ll introduce a wine that we’re drinking under $25. We hope you drink along with us and, in turn, share your great under-$25 finds.
So this week’s pick: 2014 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel
The Seghesio Family has been making zinfandels since its founder, Edoardo Seghesio, planted their first vine back in 1895 in Alexander Valley, California.
Now four generations later, general manger and winemaker Ted Seghesio is carrying on the family legacy.
So their wines are consistent.
“Our Sonoma zinfandel is sourced from estate vineyards and grower partners who embrace producing only the highest quality fruit,” says Seghesio.
2014 was a great year in Sonoma and its evident in the bottle.
The wine is dark and full-bodied. You’ll get ripe red raspberry, maybe some blueberry and definitely a bunch of spice on the finish.
It’s a well-balanced, classic California zinfandel that’s just a great value. You can drink it now or hold for a few years.
And since its barbecue season, this is the perfect bottle to keep on hand. Whether you’re grilling burgers or ribs, this zinfandel will work great and still taste good in that plastic cup.
Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma, Sonoma County, California ($23)
Let us know what you think and please share your favorite bottle under $25.
Tracy Byrnes, former FOX Business Network anchor and host of “Wine with Me” for Foxnews.com, is editor-in-chief and chief contributor of The Sip.