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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 por... Read more
excellent, nice fruit. all around wonderfully delicious Read more
Good for the price point but no qualities standout. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel
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
excellent, nice fruit. all around wonderfully delicious
Good for the price point but no qualities standout.
The 2009 vintage doesn't match up well with 2008. This wine is too acidic and thus the tannins are not as balanced. The fruit aroma and flavor are reminiscent of the 2008 vintage, but pale in comparison. I'm not convinced that aging will bring this wine up to the 2008 quality. Disappointing, but I'll be cracking open a bottle of their Ranch Zinfandel soon, and I expect a much better experience.
Just had this wine at a tasting and it was flying out of the store. Much better than the 08 and seemed smoother than the 07 in a head-to-head today. Round with no harsh notes.
Excellent Fruity bold but not too hot and overpowering
- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010
This is my favorite Home Ranch Zinfandel yet, and that is saying something since it is, year in and year out, my favorite of the Seghesio Zins. Silky and refined yet powerful and classically structured, this wine is already sensational. Deep, ripe, spicy, lip-smacking berry, cassis, and plum fruit flavors cascade over the taste buds seamlessly from start to finish, and there's even a subtle lead-pencil component there for added complexity. Magnificent Zinfandel.
External Reviews for Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel
Blackberry, raspberry and other brambly fruit characteristic of Alexander Valley. 'Graham crust' undertones typical of our Home Ranch terroir. Subtle hints of oak, briary acidity and soft, ripe fruit tannins.
Blackberry, raspberry and other brambly fruit characteristic of Alexander Valley. "Graham crust undertones typical of our Home Ranch terroir. Subtle hints of oak, briary acidity and soft, ripe fruit tannins
"Wild berry patch aromas and scents of freshly baked bread. Desired varietal markers of raspberries
Big and jammy, with white pepper and bright cherry aromas that lead to soft flavors of berry pie, vanilla and roasted underbrush. Tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2017. -TF Wine Spectator. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile 750ml
Bold aromas of briary wild berry and cracked pepper lead to plush and layered black raspberry, toasty sage and espresso flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2016. 69,000 cases made. -TF ** SOLD OUT **
Producing great Zin is what Seghesio is all about. The winery was founded in the late 1800's and their old vine vineyards are legendary in Sonoma. Always bold and expressive, Seghesio's Sonoma County Zinfandel is a blend of grapes from all of their estate vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys, many of them from very old vine sources up to 100 years old, along with younger vines that were planted with very select clones best suited for their microclimate. Ripe and compelling this wine scored 90 points with the Wine Spectator who said "Bold aromas of briary wild berry and cracked pepper lead to plush, layered flavors of black raspberry, toasty sage and espresso that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2016."
Our family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel as our Great-Grandfather, Edoardo Seghesio, first planted Zinfandel on our Alexander Valley Home Ranch in 1895. Today, we share his passion as we farm over 400 acres of estate Zinfandel in the worlds best growing regions for the grape --- Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. This wine combines sites that have produced Zinfandel for over a century with newer sites that utilize proprietary clones and the most advanced viticultural practices.
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