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Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Home Ranch Alexander Valley 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Producing great Zin is what Seghesio is all about. The winery was founded in the late 1800's and the Home Ranch was first planted in 1895. Now these ancient, head-pruned vines offer very low yields of intensely flavored grapes. Fermented in temperature controlled tanks over 8-12 days and lots fermented separately. 9% Petite Sirah which also grows there is blended in. The wine aged 14 months in 75% French oak and 25% American oak; 20% new barrels. Wine Spectator scored this 94 points saying "Gushes with rich and powerful fruit, offering aromas of wild berry, nutmeg and cinnamon, and complex flavors of cherry pie, white pepper and licorice. A great package. Drink now through 2023."

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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

External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Home Ranch Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/21/2017

Producing great Zin is what Seghesio is all about. The winery was founded in the late 1800's and the Home Ranch was first planted in 1895. Now these ancient, head-pruned vines offer very low yields of intensely flavored grapes. Fermented in temperature controlled tanks over 8-12 days and lots fermented separately. 9% Petite Sirah which also grows there is blended in. The wine aged 14 months in 75% French oak and 25% American oak; 20% new barrels. Wine Spectator scored this 94 points saying "Gushes with rich and powerful fruit, offering aromas of wild berry, nutmeg and cinnamon, and complex flavors of cherry pie, white pepper and licorice. A great package. Drink now through 2023."



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