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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2016 Marian's Reserve Image
2016 Marian's Reserve

In 1975, Ed Seghesio co-fermented an equal blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane for his own consumption. When the Seghesio family released the first wines under their name in 1983, Ed’s blend was bottled and released in honor of his beloved wife, Fay Marian. It was at Fay’s urging that their son Ted became the family’s fourth-generation winemaker. To showcase the varietal characteristics of these remarkable old vines while honoring his mother, Ted began producing Marian’s Reserve again in 2004.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A pretty floral bouquet jumps out of the glass and gives way to a palate of strawberry preserves and fresh blueberries with a subtle hint of sweet pie crust. A rich, fruit-driven wine with unassuming structure, this bottle is lively in its youth yet will age gracefully in the cellar.
Food Pairing Notes
Tomato-based pastas such as Amatriciana or spicy Arrabiata. Leaner cuts of meat such as smoked chicken thighs with Basque peppers or flank steak with yogurt sauce. Aged firm cheeses like Midnight Moon.

HOME RANCH

Estate old-vine vineyards on our Home Ranch in Alexander Valley. Long, warm days aided by the absence of marine influence marks this site. The soils are composed of clay and clay loam with underlying layers of basalt, sandstone and volcanic rock. Vines are challenged by the low nutrient level of the clay and the shallow topsoil, which both force them to produce more concentrated fruit.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Alcohol %
15.3

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