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Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2009

Member Review by sipsamplestroll:

Beautiful nose of wild berries, licorice, and crushed rose petals. Wonderfully rich & ripe with flavors that don’t overwhelm. Full-bodied, but balanced and delicious. With layered flavors of blackberries, ripe black cherries and blueberries, some plum and with the slightest touch of smoky pepper and creamy oak, creating balance with notes of acidity and tannins. Rich ruby-red color. Finishes with a long, lush velvety mouthfeel. We decanted the wine because we noticed a little sediment. Since Zinfandel leans on the sweeter side of red wine, we decided to pair it with our dinner of “Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles” can be found at CookingLight. Although not the greatest of pairings was still enjoyable.

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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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Snooth User: sipsamplestroll
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05/09/2017

Beautiful nose of wild berries, licorice, and crushed rose petals. Wonderfully rich & ripe with flavors that don’t overwhelm. Full-bodied, but balanced and delicious. With layered flavors of blackberries, ripe black cherries and blueberries, some plum and with the slightest touch of smoky pepper and creamy oak, creating balance with notes of acidity and tannins. Rich ruby-red color. Finishes with a long, lush velvety mouthfeel. We decanted the wine because we noticed a little sediment. Since Zinfandel leans on the sweeter side of red wine, we decided to pair it with our dinner of “Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles” can be found at CookingLight. Although not the greatest of pairings was still enjoyable.




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