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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2005
Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2005
(search item no. 93500)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $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
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 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:

Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel perfectly embodies their family's goal of "sharing uncommon ground" as only the finest lots from their oldest vineyards are selected for this composite blend.

Pomegranate minerality. Deep flavors of briery underbrush and spicy sweet raspberry and cherry Nuances of fine toasted French oak. Juicy acidity contributes to texture and richness Expressive "old vine" purity of fruit. The underlying structure and ripe tannins from old vines provide synergy and length.

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

"The Segehsio preference for Zins of high ripeness and substance is again evident here, but the wine's late-harvest bias in no way lessens its sense of well-defined fruit. Its aromas and flavors of blackberries are laced with briary spice, and fruit fights its way through palpable heat at the finish. It is weighty without being too heavy, and it shows tannin enough to argue for a few years in the cellar."
Connoisseur's Guide
89 Points

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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.