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Don Sebastiani & Sons Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Smoking Loon 2005

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Behind the light straw color are aromas of sweet spring flowers green tea and a touch of fresh pineapple. The palate is framed by flavors of lemon meringue fresh papaya limestone and subtle nuances

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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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Member Reviews for Don Sebastiani & Sons Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Smoking Loon

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Snooth User: gstatton
2804215
3.00 5
06/07/2007

a simple every-day wine that's extremely affordable.


Snooth User: agrigg
5588356
3.50 5
04/08/2008

A good inexpensive wine that you can find at most grocery stores. It has a smooth oaky flavor.


Snooth User: SommaleD
4537950
3.50 5
06/23/2008

Bought it for it's price to cook with. Wasn't sure it would be good. I was very pleasantly surprised. A pretty decent Cab Sauv. I am not big on CS, but it was definitelya nice choice for an everyday wine.


Snooth User: bewitz
4436341
3.00 5
02/26/2008

I know, it's cheap, but surprisingly good. I also like EVIL for an every day drink, but others in my household prefer the Smoking Loon. My favorite Smoking Loon is the 2005 Syrah, which I think is really nice.


Snooth User: Imperial26
3161131
3.00 5
10/23/2007

A pretty nice cab for the price -- it's been on sale for a bit and is quite the bargain.


Snooth User: 1
814287
4.00 5
07/31/2008

Very affordable, Very yummy-- my go to when I'm just picking up a bottle!


Snooth User: smutch80
771577
3.50 5
06/27/2008

As previously mentioned, a nice affordable everyday wine.


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External Reviews for Don Sebastiani & Sons Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Smoking Loon

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Cedar, sandalwood, plum and cherry flavors carry over nicely to the palate, where the flavors are intense and well proportioned. Long, complex aftertaste. Drink now.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/12/2009

Behind the light straw color are aromas of sweet spring flowers, green tea, and a touch of fresh pineapple. The palate is framed by flavors of lemon meringue, fresh papaya, limestone, and subtle nuances of clove finishing with nectarine and light vanilla oak tones.



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Behind the light straw color are aromas of sweet spring flowers green tea and a touch of fresh pineapple. The palate is framed by flavors of lemon meringue fresh papaya limestone and subtle nuances

Behind the light straw color are aromas of sweet spring flowers green tea and a touch of fresh pineapple. The palate is framed by flavors of lemon meringue fresh papaya limestone and subtle nuances

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