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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2013 Barbera
2013 Barbera
94pts - the tasting panel + seal of excellence
91pts - Wine Enthusiast

Edoardo Seghesio immigrated to America from the Piedmont region of Italy, home to Barbera. In 1895, he planted his first vineyards to grapes he had come to enjoy in his new country, yet one vineyard was saved for varietals from his homeland. Our historic, proprietary Barbera clones benefit from the warm, dry days in northern Alexander Valley, where the grape’s classic acidity creates a wine with vibrant aromas and a velvety texture. This wine is 100% Barbera from our Estate Home Ranch in Alexander Valley.

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February Release - Cellar Selection
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Nose exhibits freshly opened cherry blossoms in spring, light and delicately lifted by oak-imparted vanilla aromas. Bright acidity highlights the entry and finish. Soft tannins in the mid-palate
Food Pairing Notes
Lamb, game, stews, marinara, polenta, mushroom/truffle pasta and hard, aged cheeses.


Long, warm days aided by the absence of marine influence marks this site. The soils are composed of clay and clay loam with underlying layers of basalt, sandstone and serpentine rock. Vines are challenged by the low nutrient level of the clay and the shallow topsoil, which both force them to produce more concentrated fruit.

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Wine Specs
Alexander Valley
Vineyard Designation
Home Ranch
Harvest Date
September, 2013
Aged 11 months in 15% new French oak, 53% neutral French oak and 32% neutral American oak.
Small-lot (6-ton), open-top fermentors with punch-down maceration by hand. Total maceration time 9 days. Both components completed primary and secondary fermentation in barrel.
Alcohol %
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