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Don Sebastiani & Sons Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Screw Kappa Napa 2011

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From the winery, 'This classic Cabernet has a great nose filled with aromas of blackberries, fresh figs, cedar oak, and hints of minerals and earthy notes. From the first sip, this wine reveals enveloping flavors of currant, more blackberries, black olives, tobacco, and toasted walnuts, finishing with rich French oak and subtle cloves.'

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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 Don Sebastiani & Sons Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Screw Kappa Napa

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Snooth User: Jtenney
118494215
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/11/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Stallion
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/04/2011

Nice Cabernet. I can taste the 10% Malbec in the blend. Smooth with more of a heaviness than the 2007....which I still enjoy the most! But a nice wine to enjoy! B Side makes great Cabernets!


Snooth User: poconopixie
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/11/2011

I honestly can't understand the bland reviews for this wine. I have had wines for 3x the cost that were not half as good. This is fruity with just enough subtle spice hidden there to let you know this is no boring, conservative wine. Earthy, but smooth. I loved it. And for $10? Yep, it will find a home here regularly.


Snooth User: grbaKKy
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/25/2010

fruity nose, as well as hints of fruit to start. smooth finish.


Snooth User: hodgesvance
9781318
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/21/2011

Enjoyed


Snooth User: truthmethod
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/08/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: sacredsky
79006164
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/08/2010

A very good choice for budget buyers. Bold, fruity: what you want in a Cabernet. It's not refined by any means; nor, for that matter, is it subtle. But it's a good buy for a Friday night home with the missus.


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External Reviews for Don Sebastiani & Sons Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Screw Kappa Napa

External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/13/2012

From the winery, 'This classic Cabernet has a great nose filled with aromas of blackberries, fresh figs, cedar oak, and hints of minerals and earthy notes. From the first sip, this wine reveals enveloping flavors of currant, more blackberries, black olives, tobacco, and toasted walnuts, finishing with rich French oak and subtle cloves.'


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Vintage: 2009 11/27/2012

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 d


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Direct and focused, this is an easy-drinking style, offering smooth berry and plum flavors highlighted by cedar and tobacco notes. Drink now through 2012.


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Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/22/2011

A rich and spicy treat. Dark, ripe cherries and currants, with just a hint of toasty oak on the the delightfully long finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Richness and depth, at a giveaway price. This dry, full-bodied wine features cherries, blackberries and good, smoky oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/24/2011

The rich flavors in our 2009 Cabernet make it an excellent wine for a summer barbeque or to enjoy by a winter fire. Also exceptional with savory pasta and meats, try pairing this Cabernet Sauvignon with a smoky Penne Bolognese topped with shaved parmesan, or a homemade beef stroganoff. - Winery


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