2017 Seghesio Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel
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.
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.