Seghesio Family Vineyards Introduces A Bold Red Wine Blend: Defiant

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Defiant: A New Zinfandel-Based Red Blend by Seghesio Family Vineyards (PRNewsFoto/Seghesio Family Vineyards)

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ted Seghesio, fourth generation winemaker and general manager at Seghesio Family Vineyards, is pleased to introduce a new red blend called Defiant, which will be available October 1 at select restaurants and retailers across the country.

Known for producing critically acclaimed Zinfandels and Italian varietals that honor the legacy of Sonoma County, Seghesio's history in Sonoma dates back to 1895, when Italian immigrant Edoardo Seghesio planted his first vineyard -- now known as Home Ranch -- in northern Alexander Valley.  The Home Ranch site has since been recognized as one of the top Zinfandel vineyards in the United States.  Now five generations deep in leadership – and known for their determination and dedication to excellence – Seghesio Family Vineyards is excited to release Defiant, named for Seghesio family matriarch Angela Seghesio.  She courageously led the company from Prohibition until her death in 1957, and her fearless personality continues to inspire her family.

"Our family's defiant nature enabled us to persevere through Prohibition and the Great Depression," said Seghesio. "Our Defiant red blend is unconventional, bold and true to Seghesio."

Debuting with the 2015 vintage, Defiant is a distinctive, full-bodied red blend led by Seghesio's signature varietal – expertly crafted Zinfandel from estate-farmed vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante, Barbera, and Syrah round out the blend.  The result is dark, savory and bold, exhibiting youthful blackberry, mocha and spicy aromas followed by flavors of black fruits, pepper and savory notes on the palate.

The 2015 Defiant will be available nationwide on October 1 for $38 per bottle.

About Seghesio Family Vineyards
Established in 1895, when Italian immigrant Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces critically acclaimed wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family.  Collected over a century, Seghesio Family Vineyards encompasses more than 315 acres in preeminent growing regions -- the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys -- representing some of the oldest vineyards and proprietary clones.  True to Edoardo's vision, the winery produces a collection of exceptional Zinfandels and Italian varietals. For more information regarding Seghesio Family Vineyards, please visit


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