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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2017 Chen's Zinfandel
2017 Chen's Zinfandel

Third and fourth generations Ed and Ted Seghesio planted Chen’s Vineyard in 1972 using a proprietary clone that thrives in the sandy soils along Dry Creek. Much of the fruit goes into our popular Cortina Zinfandel, but we reserved fruit from two special blocks for our limited Chen’s Zinfandel. Within these blocks are just a few rows of vines planted directly along the river that produce truly rarified Zinfandel, deserving of a special and singular bottling.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Fresh-picked raspberries with hints of clay earth, sassafras and cherry tree bark give the wine a rich boldness and layers of complexity. This Zinfandel has a lovely density of concentrated flavor yet remains elegant on the palate with subtle minerality and silky tannins.
Food Pairing Notes
Well-marbled cuts of beef grilled and finished with a blue cheese butter, braised pork shoulder with cocoa nib over creamy polenta, herb-based sauces like chimichurri or pesto.

Chen's Vineyard

Zinfandel was introduced to the Dry Creek Valley in 1870 and was soon deemed the “boss grape” due to its dominance. Chen’s Vineyard is located on Dry Creek Road and is named after a beloved family matriarch named Lucenza, who went by “Chen.”  Planted in 1972 using a proprietary clone that thrives in the sandy soils, the vines selected specifically for this wine reside directly along the river and produce truly rarified Zinfandel.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol %
15.9

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