(2007 Vintage) Scents of raspberries and blueberries intertwined with briar patch spices. Ripe raspberry and blueberry flavors persist with a hint of creamy oak. The 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel possesses a silky and refined texture with a juicy character and juicy acidity. Integrated tannins smooth the finish. Balanced and delicious with 2007 vintage elegance.
Wine spectator #10 of 2008. 93 points. winemaker's notes: Scents of raspberries and blueberries intertwined with briar patch spices. Ripe raspberry and blueberry flavors persist with a hint of creamy oak. The 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel possesses a silky and refined texture with a juicy character and juicy acidity. Integrated tannins smooth the finish. Balanced and delicious with 2007 vintage elegance. critical acclaim: "This is a very big, deeply flavored and densely concentrated wine. It's so powerful, you might want to age it for a few years. As currently constructed it's a massive juggernaut of blackberries, blueberries, coffee and sweet, smoky oak, finished with exotic spices. " 93 Points Wine Enthusiast "Very 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." 91 Points Connoisseurs' Guide "The 2007 Zinfandel Old Vine (a selection from the oldest vineyards) reveals a dense ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a floral, blueberry and black raspberry-scented nose, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, and serious tannin in the background. Textured, rich, and long with considerable upside, it can be drunk now or cellared for a decade. " 90 Points
incredible 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.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2013
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Very much cast in the very ripe, very extracted manner that has come to be the Segehsio stamp, this dramatic wine offers up a broad sweep of blackberry fruit highlighted with suggestions of chocolate, sweet oak and jam. It is absolutely mouthfilling stuff, and it shows a slight trim of heat at the finish, but it is marked first and last by its very powerful fruit and will shine as a partner to savory pork roasts.
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)