Deeply perfumed aromas of raspberry and dark fruits with hints of cinnamon. The old vine Zinfandel's woody spiciness explodes on the palate, alongside a mid-palate richness, vibrant acidity and balanced tannins that continue through the long, lingering finish.
93% Zinfandel , 7% Petite Sirah
For over a century, the Seghesio family has played an integral role in the evolution of the region's viticulture. 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. Seghesio’s reputation for world class Zinfandel was cemented under the guidance of third generation Pete Seghesio and his cousin Ted Seghesio in the 1980s.
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.