Seghesio is so well-known for Zinfandel that this chardonnay isn’t even visible on its website unless you search for it via Google. The unique thing about this Sonoma chardonnay? It’s blended with a tiny bit of vermentino from Seghesio’s Keyhole Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley — a first as far as I can tell.
Let’s try it.
This is a wine that punches well above its weight class. Bold with vanilla and baked apples but bright with sunny citrus and a touch of saline, it’s a yin-yang of flavors that keeps the palate on its toes. A mandarin orange note on the nose drives a gentle sourness that keeps the sweetness in check. On the finish, a light note of florals — white flowers, honeysuckle — takes the finish in a slightly different direction. Either way, it’s delightful throughout all of that.
A / $22 / seghesio.com