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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2004
Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2004
(search item no. 88980)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Zinfandel Old Vine (92% Zinfandel and the rest Petite Sirah and Carignan) is from a vineyard planted in the late 1800s. Tangy and edgy, it reveals loads of peppery, spicy, briery, black cherry, and raspberry fruit with hints of pepper and earth, vibrant acidity, medium to full body, and a high-toned personality. Drink it over the next 3-4 years." ~ The Wine Advocate
 
Warm climate fruit delivers a rich mouth feel with sufficient acidity to frame the ripe black raspberry and cherry flavors without losing its aromatic freshness.

Food Affinities: Beef, pasta with red sauce, barbecue, spicy cuisine

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About Seghesio Family Vineyards:

Established in 1985, when Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family. Seghesio Family Vineyards' 300 acres in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys represent some of the oldest vineyards and proprietary clones. With a passionate belief that wine is made in the vineyard, Seghesio pairs a century of experience on these treasured sites with aggressive farming techniques. True to their oldest plantings, Seghesio concentrates on Zinfandel, Italian varietals and Pinot Noir. Ted Seghesio is the winemaker.