Seghesio Family Zinfandel Rockpile Dry Creek Valley 2007

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The Seghesio family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel. Edoardo Seghesio planted Zinfandel on the family’s Home Ranch in the Alexander Valley in 1895. Today his grandchildren share his passion as they farm over 80 hectares of Zinfandel in Alexander and Dry Creek Valley. This wine originates from sites that have produced Zinfandel for a century, as well as newer vineyards planted with the best clones and benefiting from the most advanced viticultural practices. This Zinfandel has aromas of fresh ripe raspberries and blueberries intertwined with briar patch spices. On the palate flavours of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries persist with notes of creamy oak. A silky and refined texture with juicy acidity and smooth, integrated tannins.

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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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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Seghesio Family Zinfandel Rockpile Dry Creek Valley

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Snooth User: veeownyeah
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4.50 5
02/20/2009

This was rated #10 of the top 100 wines of 2008 by 'winedictator' (93 pts) .Rasberries and plums and light vanilla and strawberry candy. Complex , supple wine, starts with warm deep berry flavours, followed by a slightly alcholic burst of cherry/plum fruit and moderate tannins that lightly pluck at your cheeks. Finishes niicely with a faint peppery spice note that lingers. Keeps pace with zinfandels twice the price.


Snooth User: deconut
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5.00 5
12/15/2008

Excellent, truly - huge black cherry flavor - smooth as silk - it deserves the #10 spot for certain! One of my favorite Zins to date and the price, it cannot be beat! Do not miss this one!


Snooth User: vinifico
1074036
4.50 5
12/17/2008

I loved this wine and reviewed it here: http://www.vinifico.com/?p=1135


Snooth User: Echelar
196768209
5.00 5
02/08/2010

I absolutely loved this one. Big, bold, and complex. This is pretty much my favorite wine right now.


Snooth User: volsconti
11756685
5.00 5
04/06/2009

Flat Out Amazing. Seghesio will never disappoint. They will impress even the biggest wine snob.


Snooth User: rdsxbonairemike
4583336
4.00 5
12/22/2008

Balanced, opulent and smooth. Spice and red berries. Full bodied with a medium finish.


Snooth User: Matthijs Visser
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4.00 5
04/20/2012

Licorice/salmiak and cocoa, dark fruit, with enough tannins and acidity to make this is very well balanced wine.


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External Reviews for Seghesio Family Zinfandel Rockpile Dry Creek Valley

External Review
03/13/2009

Scents of raspberries and blueberries intertwined with briar patch spices. Ripe raspberry and blueberry flavors persist. A hint of creamy oak and a silky and refined texture with a juicy character. Juicy acidity and integrated tannins smooth the


External Review
11/10/2008

#10 of the 2008 Top 100 A seductive and vigorous Zinfandel, with smoky black cherry and blueberry aromas and youthful wild berry, sage and cracked pepper flavors that have a lingering finish and zesty tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Fragrant crushed roses on the nose. Scents of Zins red raspberry/briar patch essence. Dusty French oak tones. Ripe black cherry


External Review
10/06/2009

Well-defined berryish fruit is the centerpiece in both the outgoing aromas and the full fleshy flavors of this weighty effort yet for all of its volume and richness it stays nicely on the varietal track with its background notes of dry spices and briar. It is youthfully exuberant and somewhat juicy in character and it will be at its best in service with savory roasts of pork marinated in brine and basted with young port. WS.


External Review
02/24/2010

Seghesio Zinfandel 'Sonoma' 2007: in Barriques gereift (10 Monate)Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: SeghesioRebsorte: 100% ZinfandelRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


External Review
09/28/2010

A seductive and vigorous Zinfandel, with smoky black cherry and blueberry aromas and youthful wild berry, sage and cracked pepper flavors that have a lingering finish and zesty tannins. Drink now through 2012. 68,000 cases made. -TF Wine Spectator. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2007 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma 750ml


External Review
05/22/2011

Complex, full bodied, and layered is the 1999 Zinfandel Old Vine (15.3% alcohol). Exhibiting earthy, Rhône-like characteristics of crushed pepper and black cherries presented in a lusty, full-bodied format, it will drink well for 4-5 years.


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The Seghesio family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel. Edoardo Seghesio planted Zinfandel on the family’s Home Ranch in the Alexander Valley in 1895. Today his grandchildren share his passion as they farm over 80 hectares of Zinfandel in Alexander and Dry Creek Valley. This wine originates from sites that have produced Zinfandel for a century, as well as newer vineyards planted with the best clones and benefiting from the most advanced viticultural practices. This Zinfandel has aromas of fresh ripe raspberries and blueberries intertwined with briar patch spices. On the palate flavours of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries persist with notes of creamy oak. A silky and refined texture with juicy acidity and smooth, integrated tannins.

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