2015 Seghesio Family Zinfandel Sonoma County
SEGHESIO Zinfandel Sonoma County Sonoma 2014
Plump and luscious, this is jam-packed with fruit. Lively blackberry, pepper and other spice box aromas lead to ripe and rich flavors of black raspberry, caramel and licorice. There are more complex Zinfandels, but few that are more enjoyable to drink. Drink now through 2022. 116,000 cases made.
by Tim Fish, Dec 31, 2015
2014 Seghesio • Zinfandel Sonoma
The 2014 Zinfandel Sonoma displays plenty of spicy, earthy new saddle leather and berry fruit in a medium to full-bodied style. It offers loads of ripeness and a luscious mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. Drink date: 2016 - 2019
by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate #223 • Tasted 24 Feb 2016
--The Wine Advocate
Seghesio 2014 Zinfandel (Sonoma County)
Made in larger quantities than the producer's old-vine and Home Ranch wines, this is approachable and well crafted, delivering soft, dark elements of coffee, mocha and chocolate. Broodingly rich, it's able to appeal to a wide range of palates.
by Virginie Boone, 4/1/2016
When Edoardo Seghesio first planted Zinfandel on our Home Ranch in Alexander Valley in 1895, Zinfandel was known as the "boss" grape in Sonoma County. It earned its popularity by thriving in the California sun and providing good color and sugar at harvest. To the many Italian immigrants in Sonoma County, Zinfandel was reminiscent of the fruit-driven wines of their homeland. Because wine was an everyday part of the family meal and given that Zinfandel is drinkable within a year of harvest, it became preferable over varietals that need years of aging.
The Sites: This wine comes primarily from four estate-farmed vineyards: Home Ranch, San Lorenzo and River Road in Alexander Valley, and Cortina in Dry Creek Valley. Several of these sites have produced Zinfandel for over a century, while the newer sites benefit from proprietary clones and the most advanced viticultural practices. Yields are kept at or below 4 tons per acre.
The Wine: Every year, we bring in approximately 35 lots of Zinfandel averaging 25-30 years in age. Each of these lots is produced under the careful eye of our winemaker, Ted Seghesio. The best of these lots are selected to make Sonoma Zinfandel. A small amount of Petite Sirah is blended in the wine for added complexity. The result is a tantalizing black raspberry and classic briary flavored wine with a balance of components for which Seghesio wines are known.
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