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Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2003

Member Review by EMark:

Very attractive dark (think blood with more purple) in the class. Not a particularly pretty nose--some berry ideas, but also some volatile astringency. Initial sip blows all kinds of blackbery/raspberry sensations over the tip of the tongue. Some minty herbaceousness across the mid-palate. Somewhat bitter on the back of the throat. Finish is pretty neat--mintiness comes back. This is an OK wine, but it does not seem to have focus. It goes in one direction, then another, then another. Let's see how it goes with tonight's grilled Tri-tip. US$26.99 at the WIne Club in 2005. -- Amendment 8/27/12--WOW. Give this wine an hour's worth of air and magic happens. All the disjoint directions that the components take are harmoniously integrated to to provide a very graceful and very enjoyable wine. Wonderfully complemented our grilled Tri-tip.

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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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Snooth User: EMark
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4.00 5
08/27/2012

Very attractive dark (think blood with more purple) in the class. Not a particularly pretty nose--some berry ideas, but also some volatile astringency. Initial sip blows all kinds of blackbery/raspberry sensations over the tip of the tongue. Some minty herbaceousness across the mid-palate. Somewhat bitter on the back of the throat. Finish is pretty neat--mintiness comes back. This is an OK wine, but it does not seem to have focus. It goes in one direction, then another, then another. Let's see how it goes with tonight's grilled Tri-tip. US$26.99 at the WIne Club in 2005. -- Amendment 8/27/12--WOW. Give this wine an hour's worth of air and magic happens. All the disjoint directions that the components take are harmoniously integrated to to provide a very graceful and very enjoyable wine. Wonderfully complemented our grilled Tri-tip.


Snooth User: amylou
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4.00 5
10/19/2007

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