The 2016 Seghesio Zinfandel Old Vine has notes of ripe blackberry, baking spices and underbrush fill the bouquet. A rich entry of plum and cherry compote give way to a full mid-palate of smooth tannins and intense structure.
This wine comes from the old head-pruned vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek valleys farmed by the multi-generational Passalacqua and Saini families for Seghesio. The older vines devigorized root system produces less, yet more intense, fruit highlighting Zinfandel’s briary spice characteristic.
Beautifully balanced, this zinfande wine pairs well with Beef Braciole, mushroom sugo, and cherry balsamic pork tenderloin.