Seghesio Family Vineyards Sangiovese Alexander Valley Venom 2008

Member Review by John Andrews:

Easily my favorite of the Seghesio tasting. Nice smoke nose with some earthiness to it. Red cherry with smooth tannins and some smokey flavor. Good balance overall.

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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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Member Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Sangiovese Alexander Valley Venom

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/21/2009

Easily my favorite of the Seghesio tasting. Nice smoke nose with some earthiness to it. Red cherry with smooth tannins and some smokey flavor. Good balance overall.


Snooth User: montanarage
3996224
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 01/02/2008

Had this on New Year's Eve. Thought it was a pretty decent wine all around. Great match with a large variety of foods and went especially well with spicier fare. For the first time ever I was hit with the exact perfect match for this wine - we were told that it would go well with spicy and fatty foods by the person that served it to us and I immediately thought to myself Genoa Salami when I had the first sip which was confirmed with the subsequent drinks. To me it seemed like the perfect compliment to Genoa Salami - if only we'd had some available then to test my suspicions. Guess I'll have to buy a bottle and some Genoa Salami and find out.


Snooth User: joshparent
41008188
2.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/04/2009

Two glasses


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 11/11/2008

Big, dark and burly. This wine is loaded with tannins and dark fruit. Drink with BBQ and heavier foods.


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 09/25/2008

Three and a half glasses



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