2018 Seghesio Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

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Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel is a blend sourced from vineyards planted on the Dry Creek bench and the cooler southwest portion of Alexander Valley. Although “old vine” is interpreted differently across the wine industry, Seghesio’s benchmark is a minimum of 50 years. However, the average age of the vines is approximately 70 years old. True old vine Zinfandel is distinguished by a selection of ancient clones and head-trained vines with thick, gnarled trunks that date back to the turn of the 20th century.

This wine comes from the old head-pruned vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek valleys farmed by the multi-generational Passalacqua and Saini families for Seghesio. The older vines devigorized root system produces less, yet more intense, fruit highlighting Zinfandel’s briary spice characteristic.  Notes of ripe blackberry, baking spices and underbrush fill the bouquet. A rich entry of plum and cherry compote give way to a full mid-palate of smooth tannins and intense structure, this is a wine that is built to age. Beautifully balanced, this wine pairs well with Beef Braciole, mushroom sugo and cherry balsamic pork tenderloin.
 

Varietal:
Zinfandel
Winemaker:
Andy Robinson
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Sonoma County
Total Varietal Composition %:
86% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignane, 3% Mixed Blacks
Alcohol %:
15.6%
SKU #:
1049984
Size:
750 ml Bottle