Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel 2013

£65.00

Plum, raspberry jam and blackberry flavors are supported with solid chalky tannins in this Vintner's Reserve Zinfandel. Sultry cedar and spice accents linger on this captivating, long-finishing wine. Break out the steak!

For over a century, the Seghesio family has played an integral role in the history and evolution of viticulture in the region. 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. Owned by Crimson Wine Group since 2011 (who also own Pine Ridge in Napa Valley), today Seghesio remains focused on its family roots, with Ted Seghesio’s nephew Ned Neumiller in charge of viticulture, and Ted in the cellar alongside longstanding winemaker Andy Robinson. Italian consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini has also helped improve the quality of the wines and his influence can be seen in the juicy, approachable style of
Zinfandel that has become Seghesio’s hallmark.

Home Ranch Zinfandel, the estate’s flagship wine, is made from Edoardo’s original 1895 planting in Alexander Valley. Long, warm days and very poor soils, composed of clay with underlying layers of basalt and sandstone, result in very low yields of highly concentrated fruit. Complex, with ripe bramble fruit, soft tannins and incredible length, Home Ranch is one of California’s most revered expressions of premium Zinfandel.