Seghesio Family Vineyards Barbera d'Alba 2007
Seghesio Family Vineyards' roots are firmly planted in Zinfandel, as our founder, Edoardo Seghesio, first planted this historic varietal on our Alexander Valley Home Ranch in 1895. Today, the Seghesio family share his passion as they farm Estate Zinfandel in Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. Barbera, the harvest extender, ripens late. Picking grapes well into November is risky, but to achieve optimum ripeness, patience is required. Barbera's natural acidity, high even when the fruit is ripe, provides structure and lengthens the flavors.
This wine's seductive blackberry/cherry and dried rose qualities combine with French oak's spicy/smoky nuances to create this rich rendition