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Seghesio Omaggio 2008

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15.2% ABV
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15.2% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Sweet cherry-scented French oak aromas, with cherry and raspberry patch flavors on the entry. Mid-palate richness interplays with red fruits and loamy earth/herb undertones. Requisite Seghesio balance is present, featuring restrained elegance. Fine, integrated tannins mark the 2008 vintage. A delicious depiction of a Super Tuscan wine crafted in California.

Delicious with beef, lamb and game dishes.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Sangiovese

Critical Acclaim

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WE 93
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This is the winery's highest-end bottling, this year a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, from Alexander Valley and Mount Veeder. It's charming to drink now, with deep, impressively ripe blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate flavors wrapped into soft, thick tannins. The finish is dry. Despite the deliciousness factor, it should hold and develop for at least six years.
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Seghesio Family Vineyards

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Seghesio Family Vineyards, Sonoma County, California
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Established in 1895, 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.

Sonoma County

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Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.

Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.

Other Red Blends

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

YNG109123_2008 Item# 118026