Blends & Other Wines
Beyond Zinfandel and Italian varieties, winemaker Andy Robinson makes an array of wines that showcase his true mastery of his art form.
David’s Heritage Red was born as an offspring to Marian’s Reserve, which longtime Seghesio fans know as an elegant red blend honoring Fay Marian, wife to third generation winemaker Ed Seghesio. This new blend honors the youngest of their children, David Seghesio, who joined the family business in 1983 as a master technician. In the realm of mechanics he was a Renaissance man, displaying skills from engineering to restoration that always left us in awe. David passed away in 2017 and with this wine we honor the legacy of his ambition and dauntless ingenuity.
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This distinctive blend is tribute to the history and strength of the Seghesio Family. At the winery’s centennial celebration in 1995, wine industry icon Mario Perelli-Minetti toasted founding matriarch, Angela Seghesio, and the “defiant” attitude with which she faced the industry’s challenges. With the Seghesio family’s conviction and determination, the winery survived prohibition and has been making wine continuously since 1895.
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.
We named this wine Il Cinghiale — wild boar in Italian — for a reason: brawny and rich, it evokes untamed forest, an open fire and roasting meat. Petite Sirah was first introduced in California in 1878, mistakenly as Syrah. Growers recognized the error and soon began calling the newcomer Petite Sirah for its small berries and low yields.