Zinfandel

Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 15.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15.5%
Varietal
Zinfandel
Grapes
Zinfandel
Winery
Seghesio
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Cellar for up to 13 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

The Seghesio family first began making wine in California in 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio began planting Zinfandel vines on his land in the Alexander Valley. More recently the third generation of Seghesios, Pete and his cousin Ted, put the estate on the map for top quality Californian Zinfandel produced from some 120 hectares of prime vineyards. Today the estate includes sites in Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley.

This Old Vine Zinfandel is sourced from vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley which have an average age of 70 years. The vineyards are carefully managed to minimise yields and maintain excellent quality levels with green harvesting and thinning at veraison. These older vines are especially sought after since they produce smaller quantities of concentrated Zinfandel grapes with a notable spicy character.

In the vineyard the grapes are fermented in open top tanks and the young wine is then aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. The powerful flavour profile opens with hints of cassis, blackberry and chocolate on the nose while the palate has a luscious full body, rounded tannins and a very long finish.
Description
Cellar for up to 13 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

The Seghesio family first began making wine in California in 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio began planting Zinfandel vines on his land in the Alexander Valley. More recently the third generation of Seghesios, Pete and his cousin Ted, put the estate on the map for top quality Californian Zinfandel produced from some 120 hectares of prime vineyards. Today the estate includes sites in Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley.

This Old Vine Zinfandel is sourced from vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley which have an average age of 70 years. The vineyards are carefully managed to minimise yields and maintain excellent quality levels with green harvesting and thinning at veraison. These older vines are especially sought after since they produce smaller quantities of concentrated Zinfandel grapes with a notable spicy character.

In the vineyard the grapes are fermented in open top tanks and the young wine is then aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. The powerful flavour profile opens with hints of cassis, blackberry and chocolate on the nose while the palate has a luscious full body, rounded tannins and a very long finish.
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