Seghesio Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Costiera 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Costiera, meaning “coastal,” represents our quest to find the finest vineyard lots on the Sonoma Coast. This Pinot Noir is blended from five such vineyards from two iconic winegrowing families. From the Martinelli family, the famed Bondi and Nuptial vineyards are blended with the Dutton family’s sought-after Widdoes, Manzana and Thomas Road vineyards. While these vineyards are planted to low-vigor rootstalks, meticulous farming ensures vine balance and keeps yields at or below 1.5 to 2 tons per acre.

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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

Member Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Costiera

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Snooth User: reflyguy
76060926
2.50 5
04/05/2011

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: rwb5150
107405198
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/31/2009

Raspberry, brown sugar, vanilla, silk, and elegance are a few words that were meant for this Pinot. The nuances of this wine are subtle but distinguishable. This is a wine where subjective adjectives really do apply, and make sense. It has great balance, floral scents, and a smooth mouth feel that doesn’t jab or pucker. my blog: http://corksandcaftans.wordpress.com/category/corks/


Snooth User: volsconti
11756685
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/13/2009

The best Pinot Noir I have ever drank. Yet another amazing wine by Seghesio.


Snooth User: rwb5150
107405198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/17/2008

Four glasses



Tasting Notes:

Exhibiting trademark qualities highly sought in Pinot Noir, Costiera has the telltale aromas of dark cherries mingled with an earthy complexity, which, at this writing is showing under the guise of fresh mushrooms and fresh vineyard soil. A silky entry leads to mouth-filling flavors of ripe cherry compote or cherry butter. The texture in the mid-palate could be visualized as a cat’s eye marble with the acidity, tannins and fruit/savory flavors ever-present and seamlessly intertwined.

Costiera, meaning “coastal,” represents our quest to find the finest vineyard lots on the Sonoma Coast. This Pinot Noir is blended from five such vineyards from two iconic winegrowing families. From the Martinelli family, the famed Bondi and Nuptial vineyards are blended with the Dutton family’s sought-after Widdoes, Manzana and Thomas Road vineyards. While these vineyards are planted to low-vigor rootstalks, meticulous farming ensures vine balance and keeps yields at or below 1.5 to 2 tons per acre.

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Closure: Cork

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Notes: 12 months in 100% French oak (40% new)

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.7%

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