Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Alexander Valley Home Ranch 2009

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In 1893, newlyweds Edoardo and Angela Seghesio purchased their first home in Alexander Valley. As winemaker for the most prominent winery in Sonoma County, Edoardo recognized great vineyard potential surrounding the modest home. In 1895, he planted the “Home Ranch” vineyard and began our family‟s lineage of Sharing Uncommon Ground.

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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 Zinfandel Alexander Valley Home Ranch

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Snooth User: jem1234
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4.00 5
11/05/2011

excellent, nice fruit. all around wonderfully delicious


Snooth User: fthead9
28066369
3.00 5
11/18/2011

Good for the price point but no qualities standout.


Snooth User: Beaudeaux
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2.50 5
10/02/2011

The 2009 vintage doesn't match up well with 2008. This wine is too acidic and thus the tannins are not as balanced. The fruit aroma and flavor are reminiscent of the 2008 vintage, but pale in comparison. I'm not convinced that aging will bring this wine up to the 2008 quality. Disappointing, but I'll be cracking open a bottle of their Ranch Zinfandel soon, and I expect a much better experience.


Snooth User: 0ldmriguy
14678051
4.50 5
10/10/2010

Just had this wine at a tasting and it was flying out of the store. Much better than the 08 and seemed smoother than the 07 in a head-to-head today. Round with no harsh notes.


Snooth User: mcklein18
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4.00 5
05/31/2011

Excellent Fruity bold but not too hot and overpowering


Snooth User: mmajerus
93551615
4.00 5
09/15/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Alexander Valley Home Ranch

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/19/2012

Bold aromas of briary wild berry and cracked pepper lead to plush and layered black raspberry, toasty sage and espresso flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2016. 69,000 cases made. -TF ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
10/09/2012

Big and jammy, with white pepper and bright cherry aromas that lead to soft flavors of berry pie, vanilla and roasted underbrush. Tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2017. -TF Wine Spectator. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/14/2011

Big and jammy, with white pepper and bright cherry aromas that lead to soft flavors of berry pie, vanilla and roasted underbrush. Tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made. -TF ** Only 10 in Stock **


External Review
10/15/2011

Layered bright fruit flavors reminiscent of a rich berry pie with a toasted crust. Old vine Zinfandel s complex spice undertones. Low yields in the vineyard preserved the vibrant natural acidity and balanced tannins. Long, persistent finish.


External Review
04/02/2012

Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel blends the finest lots from vineyards planted between 1920-1950 on the benchlands of Dry Creek and western Alexander Valleys. Although "Old Vine" is often loosely interpreted in the wine industry, the benchmark here is fifty years. True "Old Vine" Zin is distinguished by dry-farmed, thick, gnarled trunks and planted with historic clones dating back to the years before Prohibition. In each of these old blocks, vines of Carignane and/or Petite Sirah are inter-planted, as was typical of the era. The small concentrated berries these old vines produce are fermented in small open-top barrels and then aged in primarily French oak barrels for 15 months. This 2009 is an Editors Choice with a 94 point score in Wine Enthusiast Magazine who said "As chewy and umami, salty delicious as a mouthful of crunchy bacon. Throw in dried blackberries and blueberries, with a touch of smoky new oak, and that describes this fantastically pure, addictively good Zinfandel. The grape sourcing is from old vineyards in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Truly a great Zin" Limited!


External Review
10/15/2011

Subtle hints of oak, briary acidity and the soft, ripe fruit tannins that will come to embody the 2009 vintage. Could it be that we've finally found a way to bottle Ed Seghesio s famed marionberry and vanilla ice cream dessert?!


External Review
02/06/2011

The classic and youthful zinfandel nose of brambly berry is turned up a notch with an exotic twist of fresh guava meets olallaberry pie. Medium to full bodied on the palate, it displays excellent acid-to-fruit balance. There's plenty of blackberry fr... Neil Mechanic. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma 750ml


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In 1893, newlyweds Edoardo and Angela Seghesio purchased their first home in Alexander Valley. As winemaker for the most prominent winery in Sonoma County, Edoardo recognized great vineyard potential surrounding the modest home. In 1895, he planted the “Home Ranch” vineyard and began our family‟s lineage of Sharing Uncommon Ground.

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