Sonoma County is known for its Chardonnay, as it’s the most widely planted varietal in the area. Seghesio Family Vineyards produces a Chardonnay that supports its mission to capture everything it loves about the varietal’s expression, grown in the heart of Sonoma County.
2018 Sonoma Chardonnay. Bright and focused with notes of lemon curd and crushed stone on the nose, it carries through with a lush, creamy mouth-feel. The finish is fresh and mouthwatering, making it perfect to pair with seafood such as steamed clams, lobster and halibut. Roast chicken or salmon with a beurre blanc are also good choices.
2019 Russian River Valley Vermentino. It’s unknown where this varietal originated, but it’s theorized to have been born along the Mediterranean coastline in northern Italy. Regardless, it’s recognized that Vermentino thrives in coastal climates. This highly expressive grape provides aromas of Bartlett pear and citrus and is lively, persistent and textured on the palate. Try it with steamed clams, mussels or oysters, or pair with fresh ricotta and burrata cheese.