This came in our May Seghesio club shipment and is one of their Zinfandels that is only offered to wine club members. Enrico Prati immigrated to Asti California in 1910 and in 1914 he married Ida, the daughter of Edoardo and Angela Seghesio. The Prati family has been growing grapes in Alexander Valley for over 90 years, allowing this vineyard to experience four generations of love for grapes and wine. The 2005 vintage from the Prati vineyard was harvested on October 8th and had a final alcohol level of 15%. The 2005 Prati Vineyard Zinfandel was then aged for 10 months in 75% American Oak and 25% French Oak.
My Tasting Notes
Nose – Raisin, black licorice, plantain, vanilla coke and cherry
Taste – Mr. Goodbar, black currant jam, fig
Mouthfeel – Smooth, medium body, velvety tannins and nice acid level, very well balanced and no excessive heat from 15% alcohol
Finish – dry and wet at the same time, very interesting, lasted med to long in length, and had a huge blast of black cherry flavor
We always love the Seghesio Zins which is why we are members of their wine club, especially because we can get special access to single vineyard wines. The Prati is another great example of why Seghesio is such a well respected winery. The multiple layers of flavor and texture wrapped in a well balanced package for just over $20 made for a great wine at a great price.
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Wow! Thank you for the kind words about the Prati Zin! I . . . and your great understanding of our family’s history! It means so much to have you guys in the club enjoying these special wines. — Cathy
I just met Pete Seghesio (the CEO) last Friday. There were maybe a handful of us there to greet him and sample 8 wines the store had to offer (the Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Barbera, 4 single vineyard Zins (Cortina, Home Ranch, Rockpile and Old Vine) and Omaggio (which is a SuperTuscan blend and worth every penny!) I was so impressed by the meeting that I joined the wine club immediately. Pete was so down to earth and seeing all the photos of family and the winery reminded me of my own family in Italy. We are planning to go out there in October so joining the wine club kind of pays for itself in the long run. We are going to do a sit down food and wine pairing and roam the grounds. That place is beautiful! Thanks for your review. I am looking forward to seeing what goodies I will get in my shipment this month and in many months to come!