2016 Seghesio Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel
93+ Points - Wine Advocate
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 19th century.
An elegant entry of briary red raspberry and dark fruits with a pleasing hint of cinnamon spice. Old Vine Zinfandel is all about mouthfeel, and this wine has a luscious midpalate richness, integrated tannins, mouthwatering acidity and a long finish.