Wine Tasting – 2005 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County

We received this bottle in one of our wine club shipments from Seghesio.  Seghesio has a great tasting room in the heart of the Sonoma Valley just outside of Healdsburg. We made a stop by there tasting room the last time we were in Sonoma, and decided to sign up for the wine club. Click here for my review of that visit!

A bit of background on the wine –

As the name would imply, the wine is made from old head pruned vines from vineyards in both the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys.  The 2005 growing season was relatively cool and provided a long period of time for grapes to develop slowly and maturely. The grapes were harvested from the end of September to the 1st week of October at a nice high Brix (sugar content) of 26.4.  The 2005 Old Vine Zin saw 12 months of barrel aging in a mix of 75% French and 25% American oak, after 10 days of maceration with a final alcohol level of 15.3%.

My Tasting Notes –

Nose – Fig, raisin, sun-dried tomato

Taste – Boysenberry jam, fresh baby spinach

Mouthfeel – Full body, nice balance, good acid and no real “heat” with the high alcohol

Finish – Long and peppery

Stay tuned in the future for more wine reviews from Seghesio. We feel bad when we drink the ones that they only distribute from the tasting room or to the wine club, so we hold to them as long as we can.

Categories: seghesio, sonoma, wine, wine review | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Wine Tasting – 2005 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County

  1. mrzitro

    Hey fellow Vayniac!
    I’m still too much of a newbie to discern which fruit I smell/taste. I enjoyed the fruit bomb and peppery nose. In my pre-WLTV days, I would have been oblivious to what I tasted on the finish. To me the finish was way too hot. All that lush fruit & pepper flavor was killed on the finish. When I drank the wine with my meal, the hot finish was mitigated.

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  3. I’m so glad I found your blog. I’ve been working on a food blog but have started writing about the wine I drink along with my meals. And by the way, Seghesio Old Vine is one of my favorites!

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