B-21 Top Recommendation
In the 1980s, I paid my first visit to this historic, iconic winery after tasting various vintages of their "Home Ranch" and "Keyhole Ranch" bottlings at a massive Zinfandel fair. Seghesio impressed me with their ability to offer the consumer palpable bang for the buck while maintaining classy varietal characters. I learned of the family's long-standing history in the Sonoma region, one that was born long before Prohibition, committed to Zinfandel from day one. In the vineyard which the family continued to refer to as their "Home Vineyard" (named after the first home built on the property by those forefathers ca. 1895), Edoardo Seghesio and his bride Angela Vasconi began a history of single vineyard plantings that lives on to this day. Tasting through their single vineyard offers a few years ago, Parker gave kudos to the modern versions, stating, "For the price/quality ratio, these are some of the finest Zinfandels being produced in California."