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Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Home Ranch Alexander Valley 2011

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Shows blackberry, raspberry and Zin's proprietary spicy characteristics intrinsic to Alexander Valley. 'Graham crust' undertones typical of the Home Ranch terroir. Subtle hints of oak, briary acidity and soft, ripe fruit tannins. Barrel aged 14 months in 25% new French oak. 87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah. Alcohol 14.8%. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 93 points and 'Year's Best Zinfandel' by Wine & Spirits.

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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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Editorial Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Home Ranch Alexander Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,219
4.50 5
11/02/2013

Soft cafe au lait oak nose, features a hint of caramel and smoke layered over dark plummy, chocolate tinged fruit. The nose here is just a hint porty and pruny. Soft, broad and old viney in the mouth with nice clarity to the fresh blackberry black raspberry fruit. This picks up a savory, vegetal note on the mid-palate that gets covered with clear and creamy fruit on the long finish. This is a bit dense and chewy in the mouth with very ripe tannins offering some support. 91pts


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Snooth User: Joel Walker
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4.00 5
06/02/2013

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Shows blackberry, raspberry and Zin's proprietary spicy characteristics intrinsic to Alexander Valley. 'Graham crust' undertones typical of the Home Ranch terroir. Subtle hints of oak, briary acidity and soft, ripe fruit tannins. Barrel aged 14 months in 25% new French oak. 87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah. Alcohol 14.8%. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 93 points and 'Year's Best Zinfandel' by Wine & Spirits.

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