Seghesio Old Vines Sonoma County Zinfandel 2017
Region: Sonoma County, California, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 86% Zinfandel 8% Petite Sirah 3% Carignan 3% Other red varieties
Deeply perfumed aromas of cherry, cedar and cigar box linger with aromas of fresh licorice.Deftly structured on the palate with well-integrated tannins, fresh notes of pomegranate and redcurrant, a velvety mouthfeel and luscious finish
Grapes were primarily estate-grown from old head-pruned vineyards in the Dry Creek bench and the cooler southwest Alexander Valley. The average age of the vines is approximately 70 years old. Careful canopy management was employed including green harvest, weak shoot removal and veraison thinning. The older vines' devigorised root systems produce less, yet more intense fruit, highlighting Zinfandel's spicy characteristic.
2020 marked Seghesio’s 125th anniversary in Sonoma County. For over a century, the Seghesio family has played an integral role in the history and evolution of viticulture in the region. The winery was established in 1895, when Italian immigrant Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vines in what is now Seghesio’s ‘Home Ranch’ vineyard in Alexander Valley. Edoardo and his wife Angela continued growing vines during the Prohibition years, and were the only winery in the region to survive that era.