Seghesio Family Vineyards Dry Creek Valley
The Seghesio family have been based in the Sonoma Valley since 1895, although they only decided to bottle their own fruit as recently as 1983. Today there are 162 ha (400 acres) of prime vineyard sites which are producing some of the best Zinfandel and Italian-style wines in California. The Zins, of which there are eight wines now released, all have marvellous depth and purity – full of ripe fruit but complex and very intense. There’s good to very good Sangiovese and Barbera. Varietal Aglianico is also now released as well as a Petite Sirah, Il Cinghiale. A number of blends are also included in the range. Defiant combines Aglianico, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, Marian’s Reserve is from Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane, while Nonno’s Rosso blends Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah with Mourvèdre. There are also two single vineyard Russian River Pinot Noirs, sourced from the Dutton- Manzana and Peters sites. While reds dominated the output here there are a couple of well priced whites. A Vermentino is made as well as the mineral and green-fruited Arneis which is a touch riper and fuller than many Italian examples. (DM)
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