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Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma Rockpile 2012

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A great new zinfandel release limited Since Seghesio rsquo s first planting of Zinfandel in 1895 they ve sought out sites that showcase Sonoma as the world rsquo s premier appellation for Zinfandel The renowned Rockpile Vineyard a

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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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Editorial Reviews for Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma Rockpile

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,789
3.50 5
11/02/2013

Creamy cherry fruit is joined by a nice spicy note on the nose offering just a hint of wood and a little blueberry. Full and fruity in the mouth delivering clear black berry fruit with soft tannins though this turns a touch bitter and extracted on the backend, then a little creamy on the raw, modest finish. Perhaps a bit young. Might improve. 87pts


Member Reviews for Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma Rockpile

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,088
3.50 5
05/17/2014

Nice blend of fruit--raspberries, plums. Maybe just a tad fruitier than I prefer, but this will appeal to many. Very tame tannin and very light on the acid suggests to me that this is a drink-it-now.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394570
4.00 5
11/04/2014

Red fruit and a bit of alcohol on the nose. Red fruit on the palate with some spice and balancing acid. Soft tannins and a smooth finish. The second day the wine developed a bit more fruit and the tannins softened. I upgraded my star count a half point. Really nice wine.


Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357247,130
4.40 5
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma Rockpile

External Review
01/29/2009

Our 2005 Rockpile Zinfandel has a multilayered blend of two neighboring vineyard sites that provides a complex medley of fruit including dark berries and a briary essence. Flavors of warm boysenberry pie and pomegranate jamminess. Notes of anise and


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/13/2014

Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced and elegently structured. -WineryVarietal Composition:87% Zinfandel9% Petite Sirah2% Carignane2% SyrahAlcohol:14.8%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced and elegently structured. - Winery Varietal Composition : 87% Zinfandel 9% Petite Sirah 2% Carignane 2% Syrah Alcohol : 14.8%


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/02/2013

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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