Chianti Station

AVA
Alexander
Decade
1910s
County
Sonoma
Current Owner
Seghesio Family Vineyards
Planted by
Edoardo and Arthur Seghesio
Location Notes

Located in northern Alexander Valley, where little or no marine influence and plenty of sunshine are ideal conditions for growing Sangiovese.

Wineries

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Characteristics

This Sangiovese field blend offers a sweet raspberry fragrance and notes of violets. Ripe red cherries, raspberries and an intriguing balance between sweet Sangiovese fruit and this cultivars propensity to be tannic enough to scratch your throat, in a good way coupled with good acidity. This wines ages quite well and takes on Tuscan qualities with time.

Description

A modest three acre Sangiovese field blend planted in 1910 by great grandfather, Edoardo and grandfather, Arthur is the oldest planting of Sangiovese in the United States. A train station called “Chianti”, where many immigrants got off at to find a new life was situated on our property. Hence, this wine is called Chianti Station. Less than 100 cases is produced each year.

Submitted by
Ted Seghesio
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