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Don Sebastiani & Sons Smoking Loon Merlot 2008

Member Review by zygmuntsmw:

Light and cool, tasted of a maritime climate, breeze-swayed boughs of cedar and pine. Blueberries. Through unusual clear bottle could see it was nearly opaque in color, almost bluish. Thin mouthfeel, simple in character but satisfying and refreshing. A cheap wine, I converted it into a homemade port, infused some raisins and raw honey in it for a day or so. Still had that cool ocean quality that prevented it from tasting too rich. In this state, paired fantastically with a bowl of pipe tobacco.

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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

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Snooth User: zygmuntsmw
831373128
3.50 5
05/02/2011

Light and cool, tasted of a maritime climate, breeze-swayed boughs of cedar and pine. Blueberries. Through unusual clear bottle could see it was nearly opaque in color, almost bluish. Thin mouthfeel, simple in character but satisfying and refreshing. A cheap wine, I converted it into a homemade port, infused some raisins and raw honey in it for a day or so. Still had that cool ocean quality that prevented it from tasting too rich. In this state, paired fantastically with a bowl of pipe tobacco.


Snooth User: Kota Okukubo
125037277
4.00 5
05/09/2013

Four glasses



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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.61
Total Acidity: .58 grams per liter

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