Seghesio Vineyards 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel

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Seghesio Vineyards 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel

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Score: 91WE, 90WS
Varietal: Zinfandel
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 15.6%
Blend: 86% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignane, 3% Mixed Blacks
Cases Produced: 6374

Our Old Vine Zinfandel is a blend sourced from vineyards planted on the Dry Creek bench and the cooler southwest portion of Alexander Valley. Although “old vine” is interpreted differently across the wine industry, our benchmark is a minimum of 50 years. However, the average age of our vines is approximately 70 years old. True old vine Zinfandel is distinguished by a selection of ancient clones and head-trained vines with thick, gnarled trunks that date back to the turn of the 20th century.

Vintage Notes

The 2017 winter saw roughly double the average rainfall totals, ending a five-year extended drought condition in the region. This led to abundant vegetative growth in the spring as soils were saturated well through bloom. Extreme heat beginning in April provided hints at what would become another record-breaking year of temperatures throughout the growing season. Harvest kicked off August 31 with ten consecutive days over 100°F. This was followed by a significant cooling trend which allowed for added hang time, leading to increased flavor development.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, notes 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 red currants, a velvety mouthfeel and luscious finish, this is a wine that is built to age.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast – “Brawny in style, this ripe, densely packed wine shows old-vine personality in its mix of leather saddle, black pepper and cinnamon notes that permeate through the baked cherry and plum core. Powdered tannins lend texture and give it complexity and weight.”
90 Points Wine Spectator – “Wiry and briary, with medium-bodied blackberry, smoky meat and pepper flavors that persist toward snappy tannins. Drink now through 2029.”

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