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Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma 2013

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This vintage showcases spicy, lush black fruit typical of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of the cooler Dry Creek Valley are present with this balanced and elegantly structured 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: EMark
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2.50 5
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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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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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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This vintage showcases spicy, lush black fruit typical of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of the cooler Dry Creek Valley are present with this balanced and elegantly structured wine.

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