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Aquinas Cabernet 2005

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- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09

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Don Sebastiani & Sons:
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eig... Read more
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eight million cases of wine a year. However, at that time, Don Sebastiani sold many of the assets and kept only the family brand and the Sonoma winery and vineyards. Though he stepped down as CEO and Chairman in 2000, that wasn’t the end for him. In 2001, he and his sons, Donny and August, founded Don Sebastiani and Sons, eventually growing production back up to two million cases annually. Today, Greg Kitchens and Michelle McClendon, winemakers for Don Sebastiani and Sons, strive to produce high-end wine at affordable prices. They don’t just source grapes from California - they’ve also formed partnerships to create Australian and Chilean blends, further expanding the company’s reach and complexity. Read less

Member Reviews for Aquinas Cabernet

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: Stallion
381013927
3.50 5
08/10/2011

Nice. A little Smokey but otherwise a really good Napa Cabernet. The 2007 is actually one of my favorites....But the 2005 is very nice!


Snooth User: CLOJON
10215787
1.50 5
02/01/2009

Nice smell. Very acidic taste. Apparently, we drank this wine before it was ready. Looking forward to trying when it has matured.


Snooth User: WVTIM
34848660
4.50 5
02/28/2010

A Bourdeaux style Cabernet that delivers in all aspects. Very smooth and easy to drink. Food friendly.


Snooth User: Joe102
29418749
3.50 5
12/12/2009

real smooth


Snooth User: CADiver
17066612
4.00 5
04/25/2009

A very nice reasonably priced cab that is ready to drink.


Snooth User: josephstrahan
1824767
4.00 5
11/11/2009

A good solid cab at a good price. I would think that a good smoked ham with thanksging meal would pare well with this wine.


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External Reviews for Aquinas Cabernet

External Review
01/14/2009

A Bordeaux-style Cabernet that shows off a different side of Napa Valley.


External Review
04/12/2011

87 Points - Wine SpectatorThis is a bit rustic, but very tasty, delivering tangy cherry, plum, cassis and cedar notes, with a splash of fresh mint. Drink now through 2012.




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