2018 Seghesio Family Vineyards Venom
Growing and producing world-class Sangiovese is not for the faint of heart. Rattlesnakes, thistle and America’s most unique clone of Sangiovese are all that thrive atop Rattlesnake Hill on our Home Ranch. The 40% slope, shallow topsoil and virtually impenetrable volcanic shale are the perfect antidote for taming this vigorous varietal into producing intensely flavored grapes. The clone, planted in 1910 by Edoardo Seghesio in America’s oldest Sangiovese vineyard, produces small-berried, loosely formed clusters. This wine is 100% Sangiovese from Rattlesnake Hill on our Home Ranch estate in Alexander Valley.
Notes of black cherry, violets, and dried lavender mingle with notes of Sangiovese’s signature earthy notes of clay in the wine’s intriguing bouquet. On the palate, the wine is bright with mouthwatering acidity and dusty yet supple tannins. The wine has lingering notes of dried red fruit and a persistent finish.