On Friday night, a group of friends were enjoying some great food and wine. After about two hours (and more than a few corks being pulled on some very nice wines), I opened a Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (2004 I believe). This wine stood up well compared to the previous wines that were poured, many that were 3 - 4 times the price. To me, this is one important indicator that a wine is a great value. I understand this may not be the case if we were drinking those precious first growth bordeaux bottles that are in the same price range as a mortgage payment. I just want to give recognition to a wine that is deserved of praise, is readily available, and certainly affordable at under $20. Cheers to 2007 !