Aldo and Riccardo Seghesio Barolo 2008

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Color: Intense garnet red Nose: intense, complex, sweet spices, violets, balsamic notes Flavour: Warm, supple, good acidity, well integrated tannins

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Seghesio Family Vineyards:
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was... Read more
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was founded, but the Seghesios didn’t stop there. In 1910 they acquired even more land, in the region known as Chianti, California. On that land, they planed Sangiovese, Canielao Nero, Trebbiano and Malvasia, making the it the oldest planting of Sangiovese in North America. Six months before Prohibition, Seghesio took a gamble and made a significant purchase - a 4,000,000 gallon capacity winery with 1,100 acres of vineyards from his former employer, Italian Swiss Colony. Unfortunately, Prohibition hit harder than Seghesio expected, and he was forced to completely sell off his shares in the winery by 1933. In 1983, the company changed drastically, when Ted and Peter Seghesio decided to shift the winery’s focus to high-quality production and much smaller lots, producing wine under the Seghesio label for the first time. Ted became the both the winemaker and the deliverer of wine, and with the help of Peter, a successful distribution network was formed. After tending to over 400 acres of vineyards across many regions, Seghesio Family Vineyards has become a large, successful vineyard with fourth generation winemakers. Read less
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External Reviews for Aldo and Riccardo Seghesio Barolo

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Good full red. Sexy, ripe aromas of currant, underbrush and licorice. Broad, sweet and open-knit, with nicely concentrated, lightly saline berry and licorice flavors. Shows much gentler tannins than the 2008 La Villa, and finishes juicy and persistent. This would make a good Barolo by-the-glass pour for a restaurant.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

The 2008 Barolo is impressive in this vintage. It bursts from the glass with tons of richness and concentration for the year. Dark red fruit, flowers and licorice wrap around the insistent, powerful finish. The fleshy, radiant finish is unusual for the year. This is one of the best Baroli readers will find for the money. I loved it. Anticipated maturity: 2016–2028.



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Color: Intense garnet red Nose: intense, complex, sweet spices, violets, balsamic notes Flavour: Warm, supple, good acidity, well integrated tannins

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