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Edoardo Seghesio immigrated to America from the Piedmont region of Italy, home to Barbera. In 1895, he planted his first vineyards to grapes he had come to enjoy in his new country, yet one vineyard was saved for varietals from his homeland. Our historic, proprietary Barbera clones benefit from the warm, dry days in northern Alexander Valley, where the grape’s classic acidity creates a wine with vibrant aromas and a velvety texture. This wine is 100% Barbera from our Estate Home Ranch in Alexander Valley.
HOME RANCH VINEYARD
Long, warm days aided by the absence of marine influence marks this site. The soils are composed of clay and clay loam with underlying layers of basalt, sandstone and serpentine rock. Vines are challenged by the low nutrient level of the clay and the shallow topsoil, both which force them to produce more concentrated fruit.
Effusive with notes of cinnamon
and macerated strawberries with
a touch of baked pie crust and the
fragrance of sweet peas. On the
palate, the wine blooms with notes of
raspberries and spice, vibrant acidity
and a bright juicy finish lengthened
by a dusting of light tannins.
Food Pairing Notes
pizza, roast herbed lamb, and roasted