2011 Seghesio "Old Vine" Sonoma County Zinfandel
Densely structured and full of character, offering bold cherry and licorice aromas that lead to layered flavors of savory plum, grilled herb and Asian spice. The finish is framed by ripe but big tannins. Best from 2016 through 2022. (TF)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Zinfandel Old Vine, made from a collection of their numerous resources for old vine Zinfandel, reveals an evolved dark ruby color along with an attractive bouquet of plum sauce, raspberry jam and a hint of strawberry. Its front end-loaded style turns slightly compact and abrupt, but it is an attractive, easy-going Zin that should drink well over the next 2-3 years. (RP)
From vines averaging 50 years in age, Seghesio's Old Vine Zin showcases the quality and intensity of their finest dry-farmed old vine material, from vineyards planted between 1920 and 1950 in the Dry Creek and western Alexander valleys. If these gnarled old vine trunks could talk, they'd sure have some tall tales to tell, being historic vine selections planted during Prohibition! The 2011 is deep, rich and intense, with pronounced aromas of blackberry and that classic briary spice that comes out in old vine Sonoma Zin, all wrapped up in toasty layers of vanilla-laced baking spice. Just the partner for hearty stews and braises, or a good book by the fire.