Aquinas Cabernet 2011

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This wine has a classic Cabernet nose, with blackberry, black cherry, and plum components, and layers of deeper complexity. Dark chocolate and cardamom spice linger in the background with a hint of truffle. On the palate, blackberry cobbler flavors come through with dark chocolate, black cherry, and a touch of molasses. This wine's silky body is particularly inviting; juicy with fruit flavor, its full tannins give it a rich, fleshy quality. A big, full-bodied Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from start to finish, this wine's great fruit intensity yields to velvety tannins and a strong, bold finish.

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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: texastime1234
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4.00 5
02/19/2013

Im not a huge fan of Cabernet, but Aquinas is the delicious exception. At an equally exceptional price point, this wine is a must for those who are on the fence or for those just beginning to venture into the vast world of Cabernet. As opposed to other (more expensive) cabs I have tried in the past this wine is much more gentle on the pallet and can be enjoyed as a stand alone or with many different dishes. Lamb and Veal lovers will cling to this wine! You should be able to find a bottle around $15, although I have managed to obtain it around the $10 price point. This is one of those wines where you think to yourself, "Nike Slogan" (Just Do It)!


Snooth User: lenafinch
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3.50 5
04/30/2013

Three and a half glasses



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This wine has a classic Cabernet nose, with blackberry, black cherry, and plum components, and layers of deeper complexity. Dark chocolate and cardamom spice linger in the background with a hint of truffle. On the palate, blackberry cobbler flavors come through with dark chocolate, black cherry, and a touch of molasses. This wine's silky body is particularly inviting; juicy with fruit flavor, its full tannins give it a rich, fleshy quality. A big, full-bodied Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from start to finish, this wine's great fruit intensity yields to velvety tannins and a strong, bold finish.

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