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Cecchetti Sebastiani Cellars Pinot Noir the Crusher Pinot Noir Other California 2008

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A dark strawberry color with a touch of translucence, this Pinot Noir is powerfully aromatic, with notes of sassafras, dark cherry, and caramelized oak nuance. Juicy and rich, this wine is jammy and fruit-driven with plum and dark fruit flavors. Earthy notes and a hint of porcini mushroom on the back end help to balance out the intense fruit flavor and create deeper complexity. Full-bodied, the finish is long with a touch of grip and lingering cedar aromatics. With a fuller-bodied Pinot Noir, opportunities for food pairings open up that are normally reserved for heavier red wines. A grilled lamb burger with a dry jack cheese would be an excellent match for the deep, juicy flavors of our Crusher Pinot Noir. Veal Piccata or Saltimbocca would also pair nicely, as would a Portobello mushroom sandwich with red pepper aioli.

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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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Editorial Reviews for Cecchetti Sebastiani Cellars Pinot Noir the Crusher Pinot Noir Other California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,944
2.00 5
11/12/2009

A bit funky with plenty of oak on the nose and a strong top note of peppery roast beef. There’s a nice core of gently leafy dark berry fruit lurking under the more assertive elements of the bouquet. This is fairly simple with an aggressive raw quality to it, imparted by the oak. It does have some nice fruit that veers off to the blue end of the spectrum and finishes with notes of violets, blueberries, vanilla and toast. 84pts


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Snooth User: WineGuyMike
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0.50 5
06/10/2011

Normally I wouldn't go out of my way to criticize any wine, especially a pinot noir, but I had a glass of this at The Palm in Boston and found it almost undrinkable. It tasted very strongly of bacon or sweet ham, which didn't go well on its own let alone paired with a New York steak (which wasn't prepared very well--but that's a different story). I'm all about earthy wines, but I'm feeling no love for this one. Sorry, guys. I understand you make some of the best pinots around, but this reviewer was slightly crushed by The Crusher.


Snooth User: 2lbs1lb
9091912
2.50 5
08/06/2011

Smokey oak...


Snooth User: theinternets
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0.50 5
10/25/2010

One half glass


External Reviews for Cecchetti Sebastiani Cellars Pinot Noir the Crusher Pinot Noir Other California

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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

A dark strawberry color with a touch of translucence, this Pinot Noir is powerfully aromatic, with notes of sassafras, dark cherry, and caramelized oak nuance. Juicy and rich, this wine is jammy and fruit-driven with plum and dark fruit flavors. Earthy notes and a hint of porcini mushroom on the back end help to balance out the intense fruit flavor and create deeper complexity. Full-bodied, the finish is long with a touch of grip and lingering cedar aromatics. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

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A dark strawberry color with a touch of translucence, this Pinot Noir is powerfully aromatic, with notes of sassafras, dark cherry, and caramelized oak nuance. Juicy and rich, this wine is jammy and fruit-driven with plum and dark fruit flavors. Earthy notes and a hint of porcini mushroom on the back end help to balance out the intense fruit flavor and create deeper complexity. Full-bodied, the finish is long with a touch of grip and lingering cedar aromatics. With a fuller-bodied Pinot Noir, opportunities for food pairings open up that are normally reserved for heavier red wines. A grilled lamb burger with a dry jack cheese would be an excellent match for the deep, juicy flavors of our Crusher Pinot Noir. Veal Piccata or Saltimbocca would also pair nicely, as would a Portobello mushroom sandwich with red pepper aioli.

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