Seghesio Family Vineyards Announces Inaugural Vintage of Sonoma Chardonnay
HEALDSBURG, Calif (June 17, 2020) — Seghesio Family Vineyards is pleased to announce the release of its inaugural vintage of a new Sonoma Chardonnay (SRP $22). The release expands the winery’s portfolio of benchmark Zinfandel and Italian varietals crafted from exceptional estate-owned and farmed vineyards across Sonoma County. The Chardonnay is sourced from carefully selected vineyards in some of the region’s cooler climates and blended with a small portion of Vermentino from Seghesio’s estate Keyhole Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.
“Our goal in crafting the first vintage was to extend our style of Zinfandel to a Chardonnay,” said Andy Robinson, winemaker at Seghesio Family Vineyards. “When we do our job well, all of the elements of the wine complement one another and the wine thrives on its fruit quality and balance. We believe we have achieved this profile with our Sonoma Chardonnay and that this wine is a great complement to our Sonoma Zinfandel.”
The Chardonnay is blended with a small portion (4%) of estate-grown Vermentino from the winery’s Keyhole Ranch Vineyard for a uniquely Seghesio twist. The wine is bright and focused with a touch of oak and the pure, intense fruit characteristic of the winery’s signature style. The wine features notes of lemon curd and crushed stone on the nose that carry through to the palate, which has a creamy and round texture. The finish of the wine is fresh and mouthwatering, making it a perfect match for a wide variety of seafood such as steamed clams, lobster, and halibut, as well as roast chicken or salmon in a beurre blanc.
During an early release of Sonoma Chardonnay offered exclusively to Seghesio’s wine club members, Robinson and the winery team were thrilled to receive an overwhelmingly positive reception to the wine’s launch.
Since its founding in 1895, Seghesio Family Vineyards has cultivated a long tradition of quality and excellence that continues to this day. The winery encompasses more than 300 acres of estate-owned vineyards in premier sites in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.
About Seghesio Family Vineyards
At Seghesio Family Vineyards, the key word is family. Our story begins in 1895 when our founders planted Zinfandel vines deep in Sonoma County soil and set down roots that, five generations and 125 vintages later, are still growing strong. Today, Seghesio Family Vineyards encompasses over 300 acres in preeminent Sonoma growing regions including the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Seghesio Family Vineyards is one of Sonoma County's landmark houses for Zinfandel, and Winemaker Andy Robinson showcases his experience with and respect for the grape in each bottle produced. Robinson works closely with the vineyard team, led by Viticultural Director Ned Neumiller who represents the Seghesio family’s fifth-generation of winegrowers, and balances generations of experience with the most advanced modern viticultural practices, ensuring the highest quality grapes with each vintage. Seghesio’s celebrated, food-friendly wines have a timeless sensibility and are made with elegance, balance, and purity that are crafted to carve out more moments for wine lovers to slow down, breathe, and savor life, family-style.
The historic winery and tasting room are located in Healdsburg, Ca. For more information regarding Seghesio Family Vineyards, please visit www.seghesio.com.