2014

Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel

USA, Sonoma County

A sumptuous example of this Californian classic, considered by many to be the Primitivo grape from Italy! Made by Zinfandel specialist the Seghesio family, whose range of Zinfandels are unsurpassed in California. Bold dark fruits, medium bodied with a lovely succulent, juicy savoury character.”

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MWS: 95

SKU: 1014. Categories: , .

Origin

Sourced from five different estate vineyards – Home Ranch, River Road, Lone Oak and San Lorenzo in the Alexander Valley and the Cortina Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley. 2011 was a cooler than average year with harvesting starting three weeks later than normal. This extended period produced ripe grapes with good levels of acidity, resulting in wines of great balance as well as power.

Grape Variety

100% Zinfandel.

Grapes were fermented separately by vineyard and with a mix of open top fermenters (where the skins were punched down by hand) and enclosed stainless steel vessels, including modern rotary tanks. The wine was then assembled (blended) and aged in barrel for 10 months, of which 75% were American and 25% French oak.

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 2 years.

Producer

Begun in 1895 by their great grandfather, Edoardo Seghesio, Seghesio Family Vineyards is a collection of sustainably farmed estate vineyards in Sonoma County, hand-tended by four Seghesio generations. Italian wine consultant Alberto Antonini has worked alongside the family to not only develop the quality of their Sangiovese wines but to create their hallmark Zinfandel style.

Food Match

Perfect with bold red meat dishes and casseroles – such as ghoulash, boeuf bourguignon, and the classic venison with chocolate sauce!

In the press

Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017 (2015 vintage)

Bronze- International Wine Challenge 2013

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