We had some time to kill after our appointment at Mounts and before we met up with lots of folks at the Healdsburg Bar and Grill for drinks and food. I remembered that on the way into town is Seghesio’s tasting room, so we decided to swing by and see what Seghesio has going on as it’s been a few years since we visited. At this point, we encountered the windiest portion of our day, which managed to whip open the enormous heavy wooden doors at Segehsio all on its own. Later we heard that power got knocked out to much of Healdsburg, which didn’t surprise me as we had a few brown outs while tasting at Seghesio.
2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris: $20. Lemon, honey, spice, light, zesty, orange blossom.
2008 Arneis: $20. Melon, slight mint, light, citrus, crisp, tart fruit, refreshing. We took home two.
2007 Costiera Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: $42. Smoke, cherry, raspberry, earth, strawberry, bright red fruit, herbs, tannic. Nice.
2006 Cortina Zinfandel: $36. Blackberries, fresh pepper, red berries, pepper, dark, spicy, tannic.
2006 Block 8 Zinfandel: $28. Pepper, mint, herbs, anise, blackberries, pepper, spicy, spicy, spicy. We bought one.
2005 Home Ranch Zinfandel: $36. Blackberries, floral, perfume, some red edges, very fruity, smooth.
2005 Home Ranch Petite Sirah: $38. Pepper, earth, dark, molasses, brown sugar, dark berries, blue fruits, blueberries, dark.
2007 Barbera: $28. Campfire, smoke, dark black fruit, earth, black black fruit. Matt really liked this one so we took one home.
Seghesio makes a Zin that retails for about $17 or so that I buy for parties and for everyday drinking by the case at Total Wine and More. It’s always a hit, even with folks who say they don’t like red wine. So I like to stop by their tasting room when we visit to see what’s happening at the winery. Tasting the Arneis added another grape to our Century Club search!