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Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Old Vine 2011

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Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced and elegantly structured. Pair with red sauces, pizza, barbecue, spicy cuisine and a variety of meats

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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 Old Vine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,174
4.50 5
11/02/2013

Blueberry, This is clear and mineral on the nose, chalky earthy, and balsamic with wild berry and blueberry aromas. On the palate this is relatively light and elegant with fresh, gorgeous red currant, sour cherry and blueberry flavors. It’s a gorgeous wine, lively and bright with a fine inherent spice note leading to a clear, long pure fruit finish. So transparent and detailed for a wine this size. 94pts


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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,112
3.50 5
07/09/2013

Lotsa Zin notes on the nose--brambly. Very pleasant initial palate sensation--neutral on the tip of the tongue, but fruit emerges around the edges, blackberry and, maybe, plum. Tannin enough to suggest that it would benefit from aging, but very pleasant now. US$19.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
02/23/2013

Briary nose with lots of sage. Tad stemmy and woody. Flavors of strawberry and black cherry with pepper and spice box. Medium to full bodied, dense and rustic style. Zesty, but well balanced. Rich fruit without being jammy. 90 pts. 12/29/12


Snooth User: JustSayin
1119394129
0.00 5
06/30/2013

I just =really like this zinfandel. not the big vanilla tastes of other zins...but smooth and not overly tannic.


Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357247,195
4.70 5
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Old Vine

External Review
08/06/2014

TASTING NOTES:* Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley* Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley* Balanced and elegantly structured - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
11/03/2012

The newest vintage from Seghesio's signature Sonoma County Zinfandel is here and showing beatifully. Grab one while you can ... You can also grab more than one as well.


External Review
10/10/2013

Wild berry patch aromas and scents of freshly baked bread. Desired varietal markers of raspberries, blackberries and Zin's briary spiciness reflect in this wine. Zin's ever-present acidity enhances the finish and fine, dusty tannins add complexity, mouthfeel and structure. Layered nuances of flavor with cracked pepper, tilled soil and a hint of creamy oak. Characteristic synergy of components - balanced and elegantly structured.


External Review
01/13/2014

TASTING NOTES:* Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley* Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley* Balanced and elegantly structured - Winery ** ONLY 12 IN STOCK **


External Review
01/29/2013

TASTING NOTES:* Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley* Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley* Balanced and elegantly structured - Winery



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Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced and elegantly structured. Pair with red sauces, pizza, barbecue, spicy cuisine and a variety of meats

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