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Seghesio Cortina Zinfindel Dcv 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tight on the nose, and earthy with crushed blackberry fruit, a hint of wood spice, juniper and tobacco nuances. A bit loose in the mouth with some woody tannins well buffered by nice richness of blackberry fruit that is almost jammy in the mouth. With nice acid and light mineral and woodsy spice on the moderately long slightly sweet styled finish, this is pretty classic Zin but it lacks a bit of energy, though it is tight so that may come with some time in bottle. 90pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Seghesio Cortina Zinfindel Dcv

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
11/02/2013

Tight on the nose, and earthy with crushed blackberry fruit, a hint of wood spice, juniper and tobacco nuances. A bit loose in the mouth with some woody tannins well buffered by nice richness of blackberry fruit that is almost jammy in the mouth. With nice acid and light mineral and woodsy spice on the moderately long slightly sweet styled finish, this is pretty classic Zin but it lacks a bit of energy, though it is tight so that may come with some time in bottle. 90pts


External Reviews for Seghesio Cortina Zinfindel Dcv

External Review
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses



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