Seghesio Old Vine Zin Sonoma County 2008

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* Deeply perfumed aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and Old Vine Zin’s intrinsic briary spiciness. * Boysenberry p...

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This wine has most of the same characteristics of the 2007 but perhaps not quite as balanced on the finish. I really enjoy it. This weekend we di... Read more

I prefer the 2007 but this is still a very solid effort. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010. Read more

Crisp fruity nose. Starts out a bit tight but opens into a bright red berry, fruit driven zin with nice balance of wood and pepper notes. - Tasted... Read more

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Snooth User: ChadinRI
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4.50 5
11/30/2009

This wine has most of the same characteristics of the 2007 but perhaps not quite as balanced on the finish. I really enjoy it. This weekend we did a side by side with the 2007 home ranch, the 2006 old vine, and the 2008 sonoma and the '08 sonoma was the popular choice.


Snooth User: rar8888
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3.50 5
04/18/2010

I prefer the 2007 but this is still a very solid effort. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
09/20/2010

Crisp fruity nose. Starts out a bit tight but opens into a bright red berry, fruit driven zin with nice balance of wood and pepper notes. - Tasted at Schreiner's Winers zin tasting 9/18/10


Snooth User: runningbear
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3.00 5
11/15/2010

decent value-priced zin

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  • Snooth User: Cheri
    43567545
    3.00 5
    01/10/2010

    Decent. Smooth


    Snooth User: newyorkwineguy
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    3.50 5
    08/02/2010

    so this past weekend i had for the first time the 08 zin from seghsio. all i expected from the other good seghesio zins ive had from 03 thru 08, its a very good zin with berry and consistantcy thru the pallet, nice finish. i will like it better in about 6+ months. may it be very zin good year. newyorkwineguy


    Snooth User: Echelar
    196768209
    3.50 5
    11/26/2009

    While this is a much better than average zinfandel, it's not nearly as good as the 2007 vintage. A little too much acidity, and not as balanced as the '07.


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    External Reviews for Seghesio Old Vine Zin Sonoma County

    External Review
    08/24/2011

    This is like a gangly teenager, young and a bit inelegant but charming. Shows robust black cherry and spice aromas and blackberry jam and licorice flavors. The tannins firm up the finish. Drink now through 2012.


    External Review
    08/24/2011

    The Seghesio family has been making wine for a century in northern Sonoma County and farms more than 400 acres of Zinfandel in Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. they make a range of vineyard-designated Zinfandels, such as Home Ranch and Cortina, and a bottling from the oldest vines. But for this Sonoma County 2007, winemaker Ted Seghesio tapped his diverse grape sources for a more widely available, well-priced wine. Aged 11 months in 75 percent American oak, it's a complex, seductive, pepper-and berry-laced Zinfandel with a supple texture and a spicy finish.


    External Review
    09/23/2011

    "The 2008 Cortina Zinfandel exhibits enticing aromas of dark cherries balanced with a savory component reminiscent of cracked pepper and toasted nuts. A strong impact in the mouth begins with a cool entry and develops into a warm


    External Review
    09/27/2011

    This simple Zin is filled with blackberries and black pepper jam. It's a juicy red, the dark berry and plum-into-prune flavors held within a tannic grip. Give it air, then pour it with a steak.


    External Review
    01/10/2013

    The 2008 Zinfandel Sonoma offers up copious amounts of blue, red, and black fruits as well as excellent purity, medium to full body, a supple texture, and enough acidity to provide vibrancy. It is a pure, elegant, substantial Zinfandel to drink over the next 3andndash;4 years.


    External Review
    09/27/2011

    The lusty 2009 Zinfandel offers elegant berry fruit, lots of peppery spice, medium to full-bodied flavors and impressive purity as well as richness. It should drink well for 2-3 years. Bravo!


    External Review
    08/24/2011

    My value pick (also the largest in availability) is the 2000 Zinfandel Sonoma Valley. Dark ruby-colored, with a briery, earthy nose displaying a hint of pepper, this medium-bodied Zin exhibits a superficial, up-front charm, but is compressed and angular in the finish. Drink it over the next several years.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel blends the finest lots from vineyards planted between 1920 and 1950 on the benchlands of the Dry Creek and western Alexander valleys. Although “Old Vine” is often loosely interpreted in the wine industry, our benchmark is 50 years. True Old Vine Zin is distinguished by dry-farmed, thick, gnarled trunks and is planted with historic clones dating back to the years before Prohibition. In each of these old blocks, vines of Carignane and/or Petite Sirah are interplanted, as was typical of the era.

    Tasting Notes:

    * Deeply perfumed aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and Old Vine Zin’s intrinsic briary spiciness. * Boysenberry pie and red plums comingle for juicy mid-palate synthesis. * Old Vine Zin’s complex spice undertones are highlighted with this warm vintage. * Low yields in the vineyard preserved the vibrant natural acidity, adding length. * A hint of French oak seasoning adds dimension to this concentrated, opulent and well-balanced wine.

    Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel blends the finest lots from vineyards planted between 1920 and 1950 on the benchlands of the Dry Creek and western Alexander valleys. Although “Old Vine” is often loosely interpreted in the wine industry, our benchmark is 50 years. True Old Vine Zin is distinguished by dry-farmed, thick, gnarled trunks and is planted with historic clones dating back to the years before Prohibition. In each of these old blocks, vines of Carignane and/or Petite Sirah are interplanted, as was typical of the era.

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    Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

    Closure: Cork

    Notes: Barrel-aged 15 months in 95% French oak (20% new barrels) and 5% American oak.


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