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Seghesio Winery Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile 2006

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2006 Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile California WineWith our familys first planting of Zinfandel in SonomaCounty in 1895, we began to seek out vineyards whichshowcase Sonoma as the worlds premier appellationfor zinfandel. Rockpile, a narrow ridge some 1200 feetabove Dry Creek Valley, is just one of those areas.Steep, well-drained hillsides with shallow, rocky topsoilprovide for less vigorous vines, smaller berries andintensely flavored zinfandel.Brambly, spicy scentsMinerally mountaintop shale earth tonesSpicy cherry, blackberry flavors buffeted by dried herbsWarm breezes induced a plumy qualitySweet, polished tannins with juicy acidityClove and anise spices extracted from oak agingRockpile style lustrous, explosive ripe fruitFull-bodied and decadent -- Ted Seghesio winemaker This is a California Wine.

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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: synergy55
20160223
4.50 5
02/22/2010

Well balanced, refined fruit dominated by cherry, long finish, silky. Wonderful with roasted meats and poultry. Medium to full-bodied. This is the kind of Zin I would expect from the Rockpile AVA... superior to other Rockpile Zin's I have tasted. Aging potential to 2014 - 15.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,866
4.00 5
09/27/2009

As a rule, one does not find Zinfandel wines of depth, structure and character at this (or any other) price point. Many are crude and alcoholic. This number is the exception; expect flavors of Himalayan blackberry, raspberry and plum with a firm, long-lasting and satisfying finish. There is power, good concentration and reasonable balance for such high alcohol content. Beautiful raspberry cordial colors. A workhorse California grape with aristocratic pretenses. Excellent value!


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
5.00 5
03/31/2008

awesome. nothing wrong with it except for a closed nose...


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,433
5.00 5
12/03/2008

This is such a great, deep but not too heavy zinfandel with refreshing fruit, spice, with firm tannins and intoxicatingly good.


Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
3.50 5
07/05/2008

Killer for burgers. Had some nice and surprising depth on that finish.


Snooth User: deconut
100466939
4.00 5
11/22/2009

I Love Seghesio!


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
4.00 5
12/17/2007

This broad-shouldered young Zin was fairly unexpressive when first opened, showing black licorice and bitter chocolate or espresso character, but with food and airing, opened up nicely. Serious depth in the earthy dark cherry and berry fruit, with a nice dose of black pepper, vanilla, and spice. As always, full-bodied and chewy in texture. A tad rough at this stage, should be great in another year or so. Well-priced for a Zin of this quality, and not all that far behind the great Seghesio single-vineyard Zins costing nearly twice as much.


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External Reviews for Seghesio Winery Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile

External Review
04/30/2010

Seghesio Vineyard Zinfandel Old Vine 2006 and all other wine from Seghesio Vineyard are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
02/24/2010

Seghesio Zinfandel 'Sonoma' 2006: in Barriques gereift (10 Monate)Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: SeghesioRebsorte: 100% ZinfandelRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 15,5 % Rotwein


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOld Vine Zinfandel is created from a composite of our top Old Vine lots. The synergic consortium of farming and winemaking coalesce to produce exceptional fruit intensity and purity of flavor with stylistic preference, therefore creating a wine whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The Old Vine Zin is deliciously dark-fruited and savory-spiced with a kaleidoscope of flavor tones redolent of raspberries, ripe cherries, and black currants that are delightfully varietal in nature. These attractive qualities epitomize Old Vine Zin's distinctive "of the earth" briary/clove spice infusion with a richness that transcends time. Salute!


External Review
04/09/2008

In 1895, the Seghesio family came to Sonoma and planted their first Zinfandel vines. This Sonoma Zinfandel is a collage of fruit from four estate-owned vineyards and exhibits briar, spice, and rich berry character.


External Review
02/24/2010

Seghesio Zinfandel 'Old Vine' 2006: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate),empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: SeghesioRebsorte: 100% ZinfandelRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 15,5 % Rotwein


External Review
03/05/2009

If you love the regular Sonoma Zin from Seghesio, it's time to try the old vine. The wine is dark, inky, and concentrated. Leathery notes mingle with plush fruits resulting in a complex, satisfying bottle.


External Review
05/22/2010

Zinfandel 'Old Vine' 2006 - Seghesio: Zinfandel 'Old Vine' 2006 - Rotwein von SeghesioDie Zinfandel von Seghesio werden zu den feinsten Weinen Kaliforniens gezählt. Beim Seghesio Zinfandel 'Old Vine' 2006 vereint sich außergewöhnliche Qualität, einzigartiger Geschmack und ein sehr gutes Preis-Weingenuss-Verhältnis. Sehr empfehlenswert zu Grillgerichten, Rindfleisch, Wild, Pasta mit Tomatensoßen.Weingut: SeghesioLand: USARegion: KalifornienRebsorte: 100% ZinfandelAlkoholgehalt: 15,5 Vol. %Inhalt: 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate) Rotwein > USA > Kalifornien



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2006 Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile California WineWith our familys first planting of Zinfandel in SonomaCounty in 1895, we began to seek out vineyards whichshowcase Sonoma as the worlds premier appellationfor zinfandel. Rockpile, a narrow ridge some 1200 feetabove Dry Creek Valley, is just one of those areas.Steep, well-drained hillsides with shallow, rocky topsoilprovide for less vigorous vines, smaller berries andintensely flavored zinfandel.Brambly, spicy scentsMinerally mountaintop shale earth tonesSpicy cherry, blackberry flavors buffeted by dried herbsWarm breezes induced a plumy qualitySweet, polished tannins with juicy acidityClove and anise spices extracted from oak agingRockpile style lustrous, explosive ripe fruitFull-bodied and decadent -- Ted Seghesio winemaker This is a California Wine.

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