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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 1999
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 1999
(search item no. 18598)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $15.74

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel. This wine originates from soils that have produced Zinfandel for nearly a century as well as newer Zin sites utilizing the most advanced viticultural practices. I believe 1999 is our finest Zinfandel vintage. Moderate climatic conditions, slowly built up sugars in the vines and Octobers warm temperatures quickly drove sugars to the fruit. We rushed into harvest taking advantage of our readiness by picking the fruit at optimum maturity levels. This wine combines Zins spicy, lush black fruit from Alexander Valley, with the cooler Dry Creek Valley fruit that offers structure, and Zins classic briary, raspberry flavors.

Salute! - Ted Seghesio

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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.