Overview of the Wine
Established in 1895, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces benchmark Zinfandels that honor five generations of winegrowing leadership, and share the heart of Sonoma County and our Italian heritage. Seghesio Family Vineyards encompasses more than 300 acres of estate vineyards in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys – that also represent a significant amount of Old Vine plantings that are more than 50 years old and up to 125 years old. With a passionate belief that wine is made in the vineyard, Seghesio Family Vineyards pairs more than a century’s worth of experience in the vineyard with labor-intensive farming techniques that reduce yields, increase quality and ensure wines of outstanding purity and balance. True to the winery’s heritage, Seghesio Family Vineyards is focused mainly on Zinfandel and a handful of Italian varieties. Andy Robinson is the winemaker.
Grape / Blend
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Aromas of juicy blackberry, fresh black plum, hints of baking spices and graham cracker crust lead to a mid-palate of rich ripe fruit and fine dusty tannins, with integrated oak and layers of complexity.
This wine pairs deliciously with gnocchi gorgonzola, barbeque ribs, and blue cheese.
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium to deep ruby colored and youthfully coiled on the nose, the 2016 Zinfandel Home Ranch offers, with time, aromas of chocolate-covered blueberries, underbrush, floral perfume, ripe peach, exotic spices and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with spicy fruits supported by gently grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long. This has the density and texture to blossom well in bottle, so give it another 2-3 years before popping the cork.
92 Points - Wine Spectator
Plush and generous, with jammy blackberry, smoky anise and pepper flavors that fan out on the long finish. Drink now through 2025.
92 Points- Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Zinfandel Home Ranch comes from the estate in Alexander Valley and spent 14 months in 20% new French oak. It's another complex, nuanced Zinfandel that has plenty of sweet black and blue fruits, kirsch, dried herbs, and cedary spice aromas and flavors. Rich, ripe, and heady, this is a sexy, flamboyant Zinfandel that packs tons of fruit and richness yet stay nicely balanced on the palate and offers loads of pleasure. It should evolve gracefully for a decade.
Product size: 750ml