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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2012 Venom
2012 Venom
91pts - Wine Enthusiast

Growing and producing world-class Sangiovese is not for the faint of heart. Rattlesnakes, thistle and America’s most unique clone of Sangiovese are all that thrive atop Rattlesnake Hill on our Home Ranch. The 40% slope, shallow topsoil and virtually impenetrable volcanic shale are the perfect antidote for taming this vigorous varietal into producing intensely flavored grapes. The clone, planted in 1910 by Edoardo Seghesioin America’s oldest Sangiovese vineyard, produces small-berried, loosely formed clusters.This wine is 100% Sangiovese from Rattlesnake Hill on our Home Ranch estate in Alexander Valley.

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SKU: SFSVVN12B
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A venerable clone with classic Tuscan qualities and perfect balance. Aromas of black cherry and graham cracker crust are followed by hints of violet and rose petals. This wine has a smooth, round entry on the palate and a silky texture with notes of spice and dried herbs. Minerally quartz and earthy undertones that define Rattlesnake Hill.
Food Pairing Notes
Red or mushroom-based sauces, grilled fish and meats.

RATTLESNAKE HILL

Rattlesnake Hill overlooks the Home Ranch and the greater Alexander Valley. As the name suggests, this vineyard is on a rather rugged hill, giving this parcel great drainage. With only 8-16 inches of topsoil and clay soils with varying underlying layers of basalt, sandstone, and serpentine rock, vines have a difficult time surviving.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Sangiovese
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rattlesnake Hill
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Enthusiast
91

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