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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2002
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2002
(search item no. 62496)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2012 Decanter rating: 91 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
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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 11 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

The most successful vintage ever of this benchmark for affordable, spicy, and altogether delicious Sonoma Zinfandel. Characteristic balance with dark, briary fruit - wonderful.

"Wonderful balance and sense of elegance, offering ripe, complex fruit flavors, with spicy black cherry, blackberry, pomegranate, herb and sage notes that add flavor dimensions and complexity. Firm but ripe tannins add structure, allowing the fruit to push through. Drink now through 2009."
-Wine Spectator

"Our Sonoma Zin is a collage of Northern Sonoma's vineyard landscape. While primarily estate grown, we purchase additional fruit from growers to meet an ever-increasing demand for this substantial wine. The extra steps we want growers to take to produce high quality fruit are not readily accepted by many. Our growers comprehend that timely canopy management throughout the growing season is required to produce high quality fruit. Embracing Seghesio's quality only viticultural standards is more costly and the grower ends up with less crop. The payoff, obviously, is in the bottle.
Sonoma Zin consistently exhibits ripe, dark fruit qualities, with an inviting Sonoma briary/spicy varietal character, juicy richness and balance. Salute!" -Ted Seghesio, Winemaker

Our family roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel. Grandpa Edoardo Seghesio planted Zinfandel on our Home Ranch in Alexander Valley in 1895. Today, we, his grandchildren, share his passion as we farm over 200 acres of estate Zinfandel in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. This wine originates from sites that have produced Zinfandel for over a century, as well as newer sites that utilize proprietary clones and the most advanced viticultural practices.

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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.