Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesVery much a convincing statement of Seghesio's very ripe but very fruity style of Zinfandel, the latest Old Vine bottling is a fairly big-bodied working that, despite its certain flare of creamy oak and extracted berries, is a surprisingly well-balanced wine that could do with age. Powerful and potent and a bit gruff as it unfolds, it is underscored by obvious heat and stiffened by acidity, but not for a moment does it relinquish its firm grasp on fruit, and its prospects for grow are assured.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 35 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 88 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>
User Tasting Note
gaber31678incredible nose; dark and sweet, complex plum and blackberry aromas; full bodied with tons of structure, coats the mouth, maybe some oak, tannic on the swallow, lingers with a long finish. this wine probably needs food to be enjoyed properly and even when we had it with bacon wrapped filets, it seemed to be a little overpowering with a bit to it that put it out of balance and pushed down the flavors.