Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Home Ranch Alexander Valley 2011
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.
Editorial Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Home Ranch Alexander Valley
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