2018 Seghesio Family Vineyards Vermentino
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
Vermentino is thought to have originated along the Mediterranean coastline of northern Italy, and is widely planted in close proximity to the Ligurian Sea. Though the origins of this expressive white grape are unclear, it is recognized that Vermentino thrives in coastal climates. Thus, in 2008 we planted Vermentino at our Keyhole Ranch in Russian River Valley, where the warmth of the sun and prevailing cool nights produce a wonderfully fragrant and bright white wine.
Aromas of ripe pear, honey dew, and a streak of minerality lead into a notes of lime zest and delicate white flowers on the palate. The wine has a lush creamy texture but finishes with bright crispness and a lingering, persistent finish.