Basic info: Seghesio, Arneis, Russian River Valley, CA – 2014
Price estimate: $18 (from Weekly Tasting)
Look: pale straw in color
Smell: honey, lemon and peach
Taste: crisp, white peach with a tiny bit of melon about half way through. Good acid – tart and refreshing with a medium finish.
Conclusions: Good. This was interesting, but not my favorite. Good wine, but not one I would seek out again.
Other notes: This was one of the few wines I’ve had where it was better alone than with food. I generally prefer wine with food, but this one was much better on its own. It took on a slightly sour note when I ate it with lo mein that was not particularly pleasant. That could be influencing my general feelings about the wine, but if I don’t like it with food, I’m probably reluctant to drink it.
From the bottle: No bottle notes, but from the Weekly Tasting notes, “This wine is medium bodied, with a light straw color and flavors of yellow apple, white cherries, grilled pineapple, and light white flowers. The texture is a bit creamier than some crisper white wines, and yet it is still very refreshing and tart with a lot of stones, almonds, and minerality.” 13.3% alcohol by volume.