Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County Zinfandel 2014

Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County Zinfandel 2014

 

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Seghesio
Old Vine Sonoma County Zinfandel 2014
  • Vintage : 2014
  • Country : USA
  • Region : California
  • Subregion Sonoma
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 15,3°
  • Grappes : 92% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Syrah

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 91 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2013
RP Robert Parker 90 2013
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Grapes were primarily estate-grown from vineyards in Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley. Aggressive hand canopy management was maintained with a green harvest, weak shoot removal and veraison thinning performed to ensure even ripening.

Vinification: Harvest took place by hand between the 19th of September and the 13th of October. The grapes were punched down by hand in small open-top fermenters.. Fermentation on the skins lasted nine days. The wine was barrel aged for 14 months in 100% French oak (20% of which were new barrels).

Tasting Notes: Deeply perfumed aromas of dark berries and old vine Zinfandel’s woody spiciness. Layered bright fruit flavours reminiscent of a rich berry pie with a toasted crust. A vibrant acidity and balanced tannins thanks to low yields in the vineyard which continue through the long, persistent finish.

The Seghesio Zinfandels have been scooping Gold medals and Trophies in the Decanter Awards and International Wine Challenge for a number of years now, proving to an international market that their Zins not only measure up to the competition, but are in the top rank. Now owned by Crimson Wine Group, whose primary focus is on estate-grown wines from some of California and Oregon's most prestigious producers, Seghesio remains focused on its family roots, with Pete overseeing viticulture and… Read more

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2014)
Dense and rustic, with no shortage of personality. Aromas of dried cherry and smoky herb lead to dense flavors of briary plum, licorice and spiced sage. The tannins show roughness around the edges. Best from 2018 through 2025.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2013)
Grippy in wound-up black fruit and black pepper, this is a ripe, bright and softly layered wine, completely in keeping with its old-vine status in dusty, complex notes. Spicy cinnamon and leathery pepper combine on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2021.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2013)
As for the more limited cuvées of Zinfandel, loads of briary black raspberry and black cherry fruit jump from the glass of the 2013 Zinfandel Old Vine. A medium-bodied, beautifully full and ripe Zinfandel, it is pure, rich, long, and just about everything one could ask for in a Sonoma Zinfandel. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

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RP
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Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County Zinfandel 2014 Reviewed by Robert Parker 09-01-2019 . Score: 4.5