Wine Spectator 91 points - Savory black cherry aromas lead to well-framed flavors of sage and pepper. A new blend from this winery offers the zest of Zinfandel with the focus of Cabernet Sauvignon. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante, Barbera and Syrah. Drink now through 2027. 5,000 cases made. -TF.March/2017
Wine Advocate 90 points - Blended of 43% Zinfandel, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Alicante, 9% Barbera and 8% Syrah, the 2015 Defiant has a deep garnet color and aromas of cherry pie, dried mulberries and dusty earth with hints of tobacco and sauteed herbs. Medium-bodied, soft, spicy and with plenty of freshness, it finishes with a gentle earthiness..Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April/2017
This distinctive blend is tribute to the history and strength of the Seghesio Family. At the winery’s centennial celebration in 1995, wine industry icon Mario Perelli-Minetti toasted founding matriarch, Angela Seghesio, and the “defiant” attitude with which she faced the industry’s challenges. With the Seghesio family’s conviction and determination, the winery survived prohibition and has been making wine continuously since 1895.