Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel


Our Old Vine Zinfandel blends vineyards planted on the Dry Creek bench and the cooler southwest Alexander Valley. Although “old vine” is often loosely interpreted in the wine industry, our benchmark is minimum 50 years. However, the average age of our vines is approximately 70 years old. True old vine Zinfandel is distinguished by head-trained vines with thick, gnarled trunks and is planted with ancient clones dating back to the turn of the century.

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.

Deeply perfumed aromas of dark berries and old vine Zin’s intrinsic briary spiciness Layered bright fruit flavors reminiscent of a rich berry pie with a toasted crust Old vine Zinfandel’s complex spice undertones Low yields in the vineyard preserved the vibrant natural acidity and balanced tannins Long, persistent finish


Beef, barbecue, spicy cuisine and French bleu cheeses


92 Points – Cellar Selection – Wine Enthusiast
90 Points – The Wine Advocate
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Grape Variety:
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Tasting Notes:
Bread, Spice, Blackberry, Dark Berries, Toasty Oak
Food Pairing:
BBQ, Spicy Food, Beef, Cheese (Bold)
Enjoyment Factor:
Lightly chilled (50-55 degrees)
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Vineyard Information

Sonoma, California, United States