Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Alexander Valley San Lorenzo 2005

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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.

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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 San Lorenzo

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Snooth User: Derek67
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3.50 5
01/06/2009

Really good zin that is full-bodied and has a slight tar taste like a lot of the CC County zins.


Snooth User: WJTronoski
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4.50 5
09/08/2008

Excellent Zinfandel. Very fruity taste, full flavor yet very smooth. My wife, not a big Zin fan, really liked this too.


Snooth User: WineWatcherUSA
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4.00 5
10/22/2007

A classic Segehsio Zin: lush, smooth, fruity, long finish.


Snooth User: rhone65
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4.50 5
02/24/2008

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.


Snooth User: winecanine
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4.00 5
06/28/2007

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.


Snooth User: rgilchrist
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3.50 5
12/24/2007

Incomplete finish, but overall good wine. I would pair this with food always.


Snooth User: John Andrews
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2.50 5
06/21/2009

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.


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External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Alexander Valley San Lorenzo

External Review
01/17/2009

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!


External Review
07/20/2010

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.


External Review
07/11/2007

In 1895, the Seghesio family came to Sonoma and planted their first Zinfandel vines. This Sonoma Zinfandel is a collage of fruit from four estate-owned vineyards and exhibits briar, spice, and rich berry character.



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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.

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