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Tasting Notes

Seghesio Family Vineyards 1996 Zinfandel

Seghesio Family Vineyards
14730 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

 
Vintage: 1996
Variety: Zinfandel
Appellation: Sonoma
Price: $15
Rating: 90

 
 

Anthony Dias Blue Tasting Notes:

The Seghesio wine is more an expression of black fruit such as blackberry, black raspberry and ollalieberry. It is a rich and classic Zin with spice and lovely fruit; the flavors are balanced and long.

Winery Notes:

In 1895, the Seghesio Family planted their first zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Today, Seghesio Family Vineyards is a collection of 400 acres of superior vineyard sites acquired over the past century. Today's generation of Seghesio shares their grandfather's passion for zinfandel with over half of their acreage dedicated to the grape.

Seghesio Family Vineyards was the dream of young Italian immigrants Eduardo and Angela Seghesio who met while each worked at the Italian Swiss Colony Winery in northern Sonoma County. In 1895, the couple purchased the original family home and a 56 acre ranch in Alexander Valley. Eduardo continued as winemaker at Italian Swiss Colony until 1902 when he completed construction of his own winery.

In the years preceding and following Prohibition, the vineyards and winery produced wine for local customers who purchased it by the gallon. Larger customers shipped wine via the railroad. Following WWII, the family was a larger, regional producer of wine who sold to other wineries. Then, in 1983, at the encouragement of the younger generation, the family began to bottle their wines under the Seghesio label.

Upon celebrating its Centennial as growers in 1995, the family re-dedicated its efforts in the vineyards by limiting crop yields through careful vine management. In a commitment to produce superior quality estate wines, our fermentation cellar was redesigned and production was decreased by two-thirds.

Eight family members are involved in the daily operations of the business. These members represent third, fourth and fifth generations all united in the goal of creating great wines from the soils left by their forefathers.

 
 
 

Tasting Notes—September 1998

 
 
This page created September 1998

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