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Seghesio Barbera Alexander Valley 2012

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In 1978, we identified ancient Barbera vines on the northern tip of the Chianti Station vineyard. This find enabled us to replant the five acres at our Home Ranch using budwood from vines that are almost one hundred years old. Barbera had been grown

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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

Member Reviews for Seghesio Barbera Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: cfitzmcgee
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/30/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: cwallstar
8913610
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/14/2009

If you like Zinfandels this is the best one from a company that specializes in zinfandels. I just went to their wine tasting where the CEO presented five of his zinfandels to us and this was my favorite.


Snooth User: rwb5150
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/17/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Derek67
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/27/2008

We have tasted this against about 10 wines of good pedigree in the past three years and it always comes out on top. Dynamite acis, dark fruit and earth.


External Reviews for Seghesio Barbera Alexander Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/29/2009

In 1978, we identified ancient Barbera vines on the northern tip of the Chianti Station vineyard. This find enabled us to replant the five acres at our Home Ranch using budwood from vines that are almost one hundred years old. Barbera had been grown


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/13/2010

Seghesio Vineyard Barbera 2008 and all other wine from Seghesio Vineyard are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

Seghesio Vineyard Barbera 2007 and all other wine from Seghesio Vineyard are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/08/2009

Edoardo Seghesio immigrated to America in 1886 from the Piedmonte region of Italy, home to Barbera. In California, while Barbera has been grown for over a century, it has only recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Barbera is ideally suited to California's growing conditions. The heat and lack of rain provide intense flavors and extended hang time for Barbera's classic acidity to achieve balance.


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Vintage: 2006 07/25/2009

Bright, full ruby. Superripe aromas of black cherry, blueberry and bitter chocolate. Rich, deep and rather powerful (14.5% alcohol), with superb sweetness to its strong fruit. A major mouthful of sweet, ripe barbera but with enough acidity to give life to its lush texture.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

A fruit-driven, rich red with balanced acidity. A perfect match with red meats, spicy meatloaf, or red sauce pasta dishes.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

Barbera, the harvest extender, ripens late. Picking grapes well into November is risky, but to achieve optimum ripeness, patience is required. Barbera's natural acidity, high even when the fruit is ripe, provides structure and lengthens the flavors. This wine's seductive blackberry, cherry and dried rose qualities combine with French oak's spicy, smoky nuances to create this rich rendition.



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