We know the ancient white grape Arneis to produce a floral and ever food-friendly wine out of the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. However, we we're surprised to find that Seghesio has been growing Arneis since the early 1990's in California's Russian River Valley, where we have never encountered it (probably because it's the only one). This wine pays homage to its ancestral home while forming a wonderful identity all its own. Offering notes of orange blossom, broken stones, pear, apricots and a hint of caper. We are already dreaming up what we can enjoy this with: pasta in sage butter sauce, soft cheeses with salumi, and all sorts of seafood. Cheers!
"This 100-percent Verdelho is vintner Abe Schoener's answer to a crisp, great-drinking California White. During Abe's recent visit to our Napa Valley wine offices, it was this offering that whetted our curiosity into all the interesting ways Abe goes about creating his wines. Fermented in 100-percent stainless steel, Abe sources all of his Verdelho from Lost Slough Vineyard which, if you look on a map, is closer to Sacramento than Napa Valley. As a result, the fruit soaks up the California sunshine to ensure a melon-y, stone fruit complexity in the bottle." - Kerrin Laz (Dean and Deluca) $19.99