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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2013 Maffei Zinfandel
2013 Maffei Zinfandel

The inaugural bottling of this single vineyard Maffei reinforces Seghesio’s commitment to bottle the best
Zinfandel in Sonoma. In the case of the Maffei Vineyard, Jim and Ned Neumiller, Seghesio’s father and son
growers, have been working with the Maffei family for a few years to secure fruit for a single vineyard wine
from head-trained heritage selection blocks planted in 1928 and 1942. They work hand-in-hand with the
original owners’ granddaughter Joanne Maffei. Just like the Seghesio’s, she is a passionate steward of her
family’s land—so much so that Ned considers Maffei to be among the most meticulously farmed vineyards
he’s ever seen. “I swear Joanne has a name for every vine,” concurs Jim.

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SKU: SFZNMF13B
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Blackberry, black cherry and spice box dominate the nose. Fresh raspberry coulis and black cherry flavors on the palate. Wonderful rich mid-palate and vibrant acidity for a clean fruit driven finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Well-marbeled cuts of beef and rich braised dishes like short ribs and osso bucco, strong salty cheeses - Bleu, Pecorino and Feta - as well as tomato based pastas with earthy undertones like mushrooms and truffles.

MAFFEI VINEYARDS

Sandwiched between great Pinot Noir vineyards in the west Santa Rosa plains in Russian River Valley, the fruit is sourced from two blocks planted in 1928 and 1942. Meticulously farmed by Joanne Maffei, the marginal soils stress the vines forcing them to struggle to produce and maintain a crop. This vineyard is picked later than average and brings unique flavor components different than Zinfandel from anywhere else in the county.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
14.8

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