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Seghesio Family Vineyards Arneis Russian River Valley 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Arneis originates from the hills of Roero, northwest of Alba in the Piedmonte region of Italy from which our grandfather, Edoardo Seghesio, emigrated in 1886. First noted in Italian records as far back as 1478, Arneis’ production grew as it was often planted among rows of Nebbiolo to lure hungry birds away from the more prized red grapes. Arneis’ literal translation is "little rascal," due to the viticultural challenges it presents in the vineyard. For some time, we had the largest planting of Arneis in the U.S., all of 26 vines. Today, we have 8 acres planted on our Keyhole Ranch, where the cool climate produces highly expressive Arneis.

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Seghesio Family Vineyards:
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was... Read more
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was founded, but the Seghesios didn’t stop there. In 1910 they acquired even more land, in the region known as Chianti, California. On that land, they planed Sangiovese, Canielao Nero, Trebbiano and Malvasia, making the it the oldest planting of Sangiovese in North America. Six months before Prohibition, Seghesio took a gamble and made a significant purchase - a 4,000,000 gallon capacity winery with 1,100 acres of vineyards from his former employer, Italian Swiss Colony. Unfortunately, Prohibition hit harder than Seghesio expected, and he was forced to completely sell off his shares in the winery by 1933. In 1983, the company changed drastically, when Ted and Peter Seghesio decided to shift the winery’s focus to high-quality production and much smaller lots, producing wine under the Seghesio label for the first time. Ted became the both the winemaker and the deliverer of wine, and with the help of Peter, a successful distribution network was formed. After tending to over 400 acres of vineyards across many regions, Seghesio Family Vineyards has become a large, successful vineyard with fourth generation winemakers. Read less

External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Arneis Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"A cool climate growing region and California sunshine create Arneis with exceptional depth and a bright aromatic profile. Complex



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* A cool-climate growing region and California sunshine create Arneis with exceptional depth and a bright aromatic profile. * Complex, lingering flavors of ripe pears, honeydew melons and green apples. * Crisp acidity elevates the distinctively varietal flavors. * Elicits great balance and refinement.

Arneis originates from the hills of Roero, northwest of Alba in the Piedmonte region of Italy from which our grandfather, Edoardo Seghesio, emigrated in 1886. First noted in Italian records as far back as 1478, Arneis’ production grew as it was often planted among rows of Nebbiolo to lure hungry birds away from the more prized red grapes. Arneis’ literal translation is "little rascal," due to the viticultural challenges it presents in the vineyard. For some time, we had the largest planting of Arneis in the U.S., all of 26 vines. Today, we have 8 acres planted on our Keyhole Ranch, where the cool climate produces highly expressive Arneis.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

Closure: Stelvin

Notes: 100% stainless steel fermentation to showcase crisp acidity and bright varietal fruit aromas

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.2%

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