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Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Saini 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Edoardo Seghesio emigrated to America in 1886 from Piemonte in Italy. Since the early 1900s, the family purchased fruit from growers in Dry Creek Valley, and, recognizing the area’s great potential for Zinfandel, in 1957 they acquired 56 acres in the heart of the Valley. It is the dominant soil type of their vineyard, a gravelly loam, that contributes to Dry Creek Valley’s current reputation as one of the finest places in the world to grow Zinfandel. Cortina exemplifies a special place with briery, spicy white pepper typicity and minerally, loamy soil undertones. Deeply hued and elegantly concentrated with fine dusty tannins. Flavors of black raspberries and ripe black currants with toasty sweet new oak integration. Bright acidity lays the foundation for the wine’s richness and structure. Good tannin structure is elegantly balanced by ripeness and high acidity.

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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

Member Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Saini

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Snooth User: outthere
3244434,573
3.50 5
04/20/2010

Probably at the top of it's game right now. Jammy and rich for a Seghesio with a great mouth feel and nice spice. Needs a good Bleu Cheese to compliment it. Drink now.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.00 5
06/21/2009

A little softer and more approachable (to me) than the Cortina Zin. Had softer red fruit aromas. Still pretty big with more dark red fruit (cherry) flavors and finished in spice. Still a lot of heat 15%+ alcohol.


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
4.00 5
01/13/2009

Top Notch! Full of blackberry and spice with a touch of earth and tar. Usually the best zin the Seghesio makes. Very full-bodied.


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
3.00 5
06/26/2008

Huge and extracted, this is the biggest Cortina that I have ever tasted. It is full of fruit and very dark spice (clove, cinnamon, etc.). Allow at least 2 hours to breathe.


Snooth User: webwckr
8267443
4.00 5
02/12/2009

At $12.95, this is an incredible value and wine! Elegant, smooth, fruity with just a hint of oak enhances a great nose coupled with nice tannins and finish. Great choice for those who like a Merlot and a robust Zinafandel. Do allow it to breathe. Grab it at this price and relish the experience!


Snooth User: joshparent
41008188
3.50 5
01/12/2008

Three and a half glasses



Edoardo Seghesio emigrated to America in 1886 from Piemonte in Italy. Since the early 1900s, the family purchased fruit from growers in Dry Creek Valley, and, recognizing the area’s great potential for Zinfandel, in 1957 they acquired 56 acres in the heart of the Valley. It is the dominant soil type of their vineyard, a gravelly loam, that contributes to Dry Creek Valley’s current reputation as one of the finest places in the world to grow Zinfandel. Cortina exemplifies a special place with briery, spicy white pepper typicity and minerally, loamy soil undertones. Deeply hued and elegantly concentrated with fine dusty tannins. Flavors of black raspberries and ripe black currants with toasty sweet new oak integration. Bright acidity lays the foundation for the wine’s richness and structure. Good tannin structure is elegantly balanced by ripeness and high acidity.

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