2013 Seghesio Zinfandel Home Ranch Vineyard

Year: 2013
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 90
Connoisseurs' Guide: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 91--California Grapevine: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
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"Dark and brooding, with bold licorice and wild berry aromas and burly, layered flavors of blackberry, smoky cracked pepper and dark Asian spice. The tannins firm up on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2024. 3,022 cases made. -TF" (WS)

"The 2013 Zinfandel Home Ranch comes from a vineyard originally planted in 1895 by the family’s founder, Eduardo Seghesio. The wine has a dark ruby color, a classic Zinfandel nose of black cherry and briary wild mountain fruit, some spice, earth, medium to full body, and nice dusty, loamy soil undertones. Drink it over the next 5-7 years." (WA)

"There will be plenty of Zin lovers who choose this wine over its mates above, but, by a slim margin, we like the way the extra bit of zesty fruit in those wines lifts their aromas and flavors while this one is left to deal with a tighter but drier, somewhat more claretty focus to its very evident ripeness. There is acidity here for some useful backpalate vitality, and this one impresses as having the depth and still-nascent qualities for long aging, but we are a bit leery of waiting a half-decade or more to see if this wine does outpoint its siblings over time. Reviewed: September 2016" (CG)

"Robust and brawny, this longtime estate wine offers a combination of red and black berry, rich and succulent as if in a crumble, topped in vanilla and pleasing sprinkles of nutmeg and cardamom. Complex and layered, it delivers in flavor and structure." (WE)

Winery Notes:
“Pazienza , that was grandma’s favorite word—Patience.”– Edward Seghesio With the core made from founder Edoardo Seghesio’s original planting in 1895, this wine is 120 years in the making. Home Ranch Zinfandel consistently receives high praise from the critics, allowing it to transcend the category into a world class wine that just happens to be made from Zinfandel.