Seghesio Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Alexander Valley Home Ranch 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is pretty classic old-school Sonoma Petite with plummy fruit, vanillin, some muddy earth and spicy overtones on the nose that are followed with a very similar profile in the mouth. It’s not a big wine, as far as Petites go, but it’s very fresh and focused with a vein of blackberry fruit that is accented by nice baking spices. It’s pretty finely balanced and certainly has good length, and while this can be enjoyed today due to it’s polished style and well managed tannins it promises to improve in the cellar for 3-5 years. 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 Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Alexander Valley Home Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,463
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/21/2010

This is pretty classic old-school Sonoma Petite with plummy fruit, vanillin, some muddy earth and spicy overtones on the nose that are followed with a very similar profile in the mouth. It’s not a big wine, as far as Petites go, but it’s very fresh and focused with a vein of blackberry fruit that is accented by nice baking spices. It’s pretty finely balanced and certainly has good length, and while this can be enjoyed today due to it’s polished style and well managed tannins it promises to improve in the cellar for 3-5 years. 90pts


Member Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Alexander Valley Home Ranch

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Snooth User: jkdarling
8180329
4.50 5
01/22/2012

Excellent.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/21/2009

Dark but not not inky. Very petite syrah in the nose - musty, earthy and a hint of dark fruit. Very chewy tannin with some spice. Lacked fruit but had good acid. Would be great if fruit showed more.


Snooth User: volsconti
11756685
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/13/2009

Deep, rich color and very tasty. Haunting flavors. Again Seghesio will never disappoint




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