Zinfandel

Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2020

  • 2020
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14.8%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.8%
Varietal
Zinfandel
Grapes
Zinfandel
Winery
Seghesio
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Cellar for up to 8 years. No need to decant before serving.

The Seghesio family began making wine in California in 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio planted Zinfandel vines in Alexander Valley. Over the intervening years the third generation of the family, Pete Seghesio and his cousin Ted Seghesio, established the estate as a top producer of Californian Zinfandel. Today the winery has 120 hectares of vineyards which are all farmed sustainably in the appellations of Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley.

The vines for this bottling come from estate vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley with careful management of yields to ensure excellent quality. The grapes are fermented in open and closed tanks and then aged in 70% American and 30% French oak barrels for 9 months.

On the nose there are powerful notes of crushed cherries, cassis and blackberry as well as hints of licorice, cigar box spice and woodsmoke. The first sip reveals a generous full body, smooth texture and ripe tannins with ample dark fruit flavours which linger long on the tongue. The robust flavour profile makes this a great partner for barbecued meats and steak, although it can also be kept in the cellar for another few years.
 
Description
Cellar for up to 8 years. No need to decant before serving.

The Seghesio family began making wine in California in 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio planted Zinfandel vines in Alexander Valley. Over the intervening years the third generation of the family, Pete Seghesio and his cousin Ted Seghesio, established the estate as a top producer of Californian Zinfandel. Today the winery has 120 hectares of vineyards which are all farmed sustainably in the appellations of Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley.

The vines for this bottling come from estate vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley with careful management of yields to ensure excellent quality. The grapes are fermented in open and closed tanks and then aged in 70% American and 30% French oak barrels for 9 months.

On the nose there are powerful notes of crushed cherries, cassis and blackberry as well as hints of licorice, cigar box spice and woodsmoke. The first sip reveals a generous full body, smooth texture and ripe tannins with ample dark fruit flavours which linger long on the tongue. The robust flavour profile makes this a great partner for barbecued meats and steak, although it can also be kept in the cellar for another few years.
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