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Aldo E Riccardo Seghesio Barolo 2004

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#14 ofWine Spectator's Top 100 of 2008"What a beautiful nose, with flowers, licorice, ripe fruit and fresh leather. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful ripeness of fruit, yet this is balanced and structured. Very polished. The best wine I have ever had from this producer. Best after 2012...95." WS 4/08

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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

External Reviews for Aldo E Riccardo Seghesio Barolo

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2005 vintage was not kind to brothers Aldo and Riccardo Seghesio, as they lost half of their Barolo production. The 2005 Barolo La Villa is a pretty, soft-textured wine. Medium in body, the wine reveals a fresh, fruit-driven personality with good complexity and no hard edges. The wine's accessible style and balance makes up for any complexity that is missing in this vintage, while the oak is integrated quite nicely. This looks to be a relatively early maturing wine, but it should drink well for at least a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Rich, dense and extremely young; a superconcentrated, very modern-style wine that tastes almost like a barrel sample. Deep but youthfully musclebound, this will require at least six or seven years of additional bottle aging to develop its personality.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Aromas of crushed dark fruits, dried mushroom and dried rose follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. There's wonderful length and focus. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

I was completely floored by Seghesio's 2006 Barolo La Villa, easily the best vintage of this wine I have ever tasted. Dark plums, cherries, violets, minerals and spices emerge from this deceptively mid-weight Barolo. The wine gains muscle in the glass; yet retains elements of etherealness that are quite attractive. This looks to be a rare 2006 that is accessible relatively early. The wine's balance, poise and sense of harmony are terrific. This is a great effort from Seghesio. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright, deep red. Liqueur-like raspberry, cherry and violet on the inviting nose. Sweet, pliant and lush, but with its impression of fleshiness leavened by lovely lift and floral perfume. Strong wine with excellent energy. One to buy - and to cellar.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

What a beautiful nose, with flowers, licorice, ripe fruit and fresh leather. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful ripeness of fruit, yet this is balanced and structured. Very smooth. The best wine I have ever had from this producer. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The faint at heart need not apply. This is serious Nebbiolo that requires a significant amount of breathing in order for it to open up. When that happens, a magical transformation occurs much like when a bud blossoms into a flower, revealing its inner beauty. A kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors dance to and fro in the glass. Metaphorical nuances of vanilla, cocoa, anise, wild cherries, blackberries, brown spices and yes, roses come to mind. This is truly a great wine to have and well worth the patience.


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#14 ofWine Spectator's Top 100 of 2008"What a beautiful nose, with flowers, licorice, ripe fruit and fresh leather. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful ripeness of fruit, yet this is balanced and structured. Very polished. The best wine I have ever had from this producer. Best after 2012...95." WS 4/08

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