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Seghesio 'Sonoma' Zinfandel 2016

Member Review by RandyFisher:

A bit jammy pop and pour but on the second day developed some tame fruitiness, spicy complexity and smooth tannins that make a really good zinfandel.

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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

Member Reviews for Seghesio 'Sonoma' Zinfandel

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,877
4.00 5
Vintage: 2014 08/15/2016

A bit jammy pop and pour but on the second day developed some tame fruitiness, spicy complexity and smooth tannins that make a really good zinfandel.


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,563
2.50 5
Vintage: 2013 11/18/2015

Very easy drinking. Medium-bodied. Modest hit of red fruit—raspberry, plum—on introduction. Very little tannin to speak of. Could use a touch more tartness. For $20, or so, it is a very good everyday drinker, but, again, not an aspirational wine.


Snooth User: puhnner
1534072,527
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/05/2013

Three and a half glasses

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Snooth User: sipsamplestroll
475957142
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 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.


External Reviews for Seghesio 'Sonoma' Zinfandel

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Vintage: 2013 07/29/2015

The 2013 Zinfandel Sonoma is an exuberant, richly fruity, medium-bodied effort displaying plenty of raspberry, blueberry and cherry fruit, 14.8% natural alcohol, and a lusty personality. It should drink well for several years.


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Vintage: 2013 01/19/2016

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 FOOD AFFINITIES: Red sauces, pizza, barbecue, spicy cuisine and cured salami. VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 87% Zinfandel 9% Petite Sirah 2% Carignane 2% Syrah ALCOHOL: 14.8%


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Vintage: 2013 07/29/2015

A lively, zesty red that offers bright cherry and tarragon aromas and sleekly layered flavors of briary raspberry, nutmeg and fresh-cracked black pepper. Drink now through 2021. 104,377 cases made.


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Vintage: 2011 04/13/2013

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.


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Vintage: 2011 12/12/2013

This large-production Zin has lots to like, beginning with the smooth, dry tannins and continuing through the classic flavors of black currants, briary forest berries and exotic spices. It contains some Petite Sirah, which gives it added body and depth. Drink now with barbecue, beef tacos and pepperoni pizza.


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Vintage: 2011 12/12/2013

An excellent wine from a challenging vintage, with black cherry and spice aromas opening to rich wild berry, mineral and toasty sage flavors that wrap around a concentrated core of acidity and tannins. Best from 2015 through 2021.



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