Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Alexander Valley San Lorenzo 2005
2005 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel - With family roots firmly planted in Zinfandel dating to 1895 when Grandpa Edoardo Seghesio first planted Zinfandel on the Home Ranch in Alexander Valley, today's third and fourth generation Seghesios farm over 200 acres of estate Zinfandel in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Sonoma Zin is a collage of Northern Sonoma's vineyard landscape as it blends sites which have produced Zinfandel for over a century with newer sites that utilize proprietary clones and the most advanced viticultural practices. "Sharing Uncommon Ground" speaks not only of these unique vineyard locations, but also a family's passion to ever improve, to sustain for future generations and to produce a wine that substantiates Sonoma as the world's finest location for zinfandel. "Sonoma Zin consistently exhibits ripe, dark fruit qualities, with an inviting Sonoma briary/spicy varietal character, juicy richness and balance. Salute!" Ted Seghesio This is a California Wine.
Really good zin that is full-bodied and has a slight tar taste like a lot of the CC County zins.
Excellent Zinfandel. Very fruity taste, full flavor yet very smooth. My wife, not a big Zin fan, really liked this too.
A classic Segehsio Zin: lush, smooth, fruity, long finish.
A favorite of all red wine drinkers at our gathering. It was Greg's preferred wine. Nice structure with ample tannins, flavors come through nicely.
It just wouldn't be summer without a good Zinfandel to accompany barbequed beef. The Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2005 is the under-$20 Zin I've been pining for over the last few months. This is a terrific wine, with a big, Zinny nose, a full-bodied, dark brambly fruit palate, and a peppery but smooth finish with no unpleasant heat despite its 15.2 percent alcohol content. If you're looking for a satisfying Zin at a reasonable price, this will be a tough one to beat. Here's a shopping tip: Seghesio's Zins are all similarly labeled, but with different colored capsules. The Sonoma designation's capsule is dark blue. Chances are you wouldn't be the least bit disappointed if you ended up with a Seghesio wine that had a different color of capsule, but you'd be surprised at the checkout counter.
Incomplete finish, but overall good wine. I would pair this with food always.
I'm beginning to think I'm not a zin fan. Field blend dominated by zin that had a nice floral bouquet with red fruit smell. Good tannin but notes say heat and heavy.
External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Alexander Valley San Lorenzo
Jam-packed with ripe cherry and boysenberry fruit thats backed up with juicy, zesty flavors and notes of spice, star anise and toasty oak. Wine Spectators selection for Smart Buys (June 07) 90 Points! Detailed Wine Information Alcohol: 15.2% Appellation: Sonoma Fermentation: 25% punch-down fermentation, 25% rotary-tank, and 25% pump-over fermentation; maceration time of ten days Harvest Date: Hand-harvested September 8th though October 11th, 2005 Harvest Notes: Aggressive hand canopy management was maintained; both a green harvest and veraison thinning were performed to ensure even ripening and to keep crop loads at or below four tons per acre. Release Date: September 01, 2006 Vineyard Notes: Estate vineyards- Home Ranch, River Road, Lone Oak, and San Lorenzo vineyards in Alexander Valley. cortina Ranch in Dry Creek Valley. Vintage Notes: 2005 was one of the coolest and longest growing seasons in recent memory. Moderate weather from July to Mid-September (Temperatures seldom eclipsed 80 degrees) created ideal ripening conditions that allowed the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. Winemakers Notes: Cooler temperatures preserved zinfandels juicy acidity and allowed for the grape tannins to mature on the vine while infusing scents of cracked black pepper and further heightening zins briary, spicy essence.
Wine Tasting NotesOld Vine Zinfandel is created from a composite of our top Old Vine lots. The synergic consortium of farming and winemaking coalesce to produce exceptional fruit intensity and purity of flavor with stylistic preference, therefore creating a wine whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The Old Vine Zin is deliciously dark-fruited and savory-spiced with a kaleidoscope of flavor tones redolent of raspberries, ripe cherries, and black currants that are delightfully varietal in nature. These attractive qualities epitomize Old Vine Zin's distinctive "of the earth" briary/clove spice infusion with a richness that transcends time. Salute!