One of the premier wineries for Zinfandel in North America, the Seghesio family has been involved in wine for more than 120 years. In 1895 Italian immigrant and winemaker Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in what is now Seghesio’s Home Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Edoardo and his wife Angela survived Prohibition as one of roughly100 wineries to survive that era. Following prohibition, Seghesio sold bulk wine and it was only under 4th generation owner, Ted Seghesio when a focus on premium wines evolved. In a short period of time, Seghesio became synonomous with some of the highest quality and good Zinfandel available on the retail market. Their success lead to the 2011 sale of Seghesio Family Vineyards to Crimson Wine Group. Ted continues to serve as winemaker and crafts some outstanding wines.
A few weeks back I had the chance to try a 2011 Seghesio ‘Home Ranch’ Zinfandel. While the wine came from a less than heralded vintage, I was amazed by the combination of weight, poise and aging potential of the wine, as it was showing beautifully despite its age. The new releases by Seghesio were stunning, particularly the 2015 Seghesio ‘Old Vines’ Zinfandel (WWB, 93) which shows wonderful richness from a warm vintage in Sonoma. Learn more about these awesome wines at http://www.seghesio.com
2016 Seghesio ‘Sonoma County/ Zinfandel- Sourced from a host of Sonoma County Vineyards, this Zinfandel starts off with aromatics of red berries and prune with sage undertones. Juicy and ripe, with nice acidity, the wine shows off bramble with red cherry and red raspberry pie flavors. Bright and nicely balanced, this is an outstanding value Zinfandel by Seghesio. Drink 2018-2025- 91
2015 Seghesio ‘Old Vines’ Zinfandel- Showing a deep core, the wine starts with aromatics reminiscent of prune, bramble, and blueberry syrup. Rich and wonderfully poised, the wine shows black tea, blackberry cobbler and milk chocolate flavors with lively acidity. This is a gorgeous wine by Seghesio that will cellar well for a decade or more. Drink 2018-2028- 93