On April 12, 2011, The Buzz held another of their Wine Dinners. This year, they are featuring Family Wineries. The winery this month was the Seghesio Family Winery, located near Healdsburg, California in Sonoma. These wines were awesome and I think Robin and I found another benchmark Pinot Grigio. I will state my opinion of the wines and rate them, [20] being the highest score.

A beautiful smile.

Edd Lopez, District Sales Manager for the Seghesio Family Winery and Bob.

Here are the wines we had with our dinner.

Buzz’s Seghesio Sausage Bruschetta
2009 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel
15% alc, [19], $23.00 Would be great with any pasta dish. If you are in a quandry of what wine to have with dinner, try this one. I don’t think you’ll go wrong. Purchased 4 bottles.

Cold Summer Soup
2009 Seghesio Pinot Grigio
13% alc, [19] $20.00 This is a New Benchmark for us. Full of ripe fruit and pear. Lingering pear Would be great with an Avacado and Spinach Salad. The wine went extremely well with this soup. Purchased 4 bottles.

Chicken Marsala
Grilled Asparagus and Melon
Pasta Ponza
2008 Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel
15.6% alc, [19] $35.00 This wine went quite well with the chicken and all. Purchased 2 bottles.

Mixed Greens with Pickled Cauliflower and Pickled Red Onions
2010 Seghesio Arneis
13.3% alc, [15], $20.00. Sorry. I was not inpressed in comparison to the other wines we had tonight.

Chocolate Honey Almond Tart with Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar
2008 Seghesio Homeranch Zinfandel
15.5% alc, [16], $35.00. One-half ton of juice per acre. Intense falvor. Hot wine. Even though it was a fairly low score, we did purchase 2 bottles.

The comment was made that, “… In California, you would pay $100.00 per plate for an event like this!” Believe me, we didn’t. $15.00 per plate! See what you missed? See you at the next Wine Dinner. Cheers!