2015 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Points - Wine Spectator
Our Old Vine Zinfandel blends vineyards planted on the Dry Creek bench and the cooler southwest Alexander Valley. Although “old vine” is often loosely interpreted in the wine industry, our benchmark is minimum 50 years. However, the average age of our vines is approximately 70 years old. True old vine Zinfandel is distinguished by head-trained vines with thick, gnarled trunks and is planted with ancient clones dating back to the turn of the century.
Deeply perfumed aromas of raspberry and old vine Zin’s intrinsic briary spiciness. Layered bright fruit flavors reminiscent of a cherry pie with graham cracker crust and baking spice undertones. Low yields in the vineyard preserved the vibrant natural acidity and balanced tannins, leading into a long, persistent finish.