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Sebastiani Alexander Valley 2003

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[barrel sample] grassy, tight lacking any fruit.

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Sebastiani Vineyards:
With over a century of winemaking experience in Sonoma, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery focuses on crafting small lots of super-premium wines from the great growing regions of Sonoma County, becoming one of California’s most highly praised and awarded wineries for its Bordeaux and Burgundian varietals. With the spotlight on single vineyards and specific sub-appellations such as Sonoma Valley, Al... Read more
With over a century of winemaking experience in Sonoma, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery focuses on crafting small lots of super-premium wines from the great growing regions of Sonoma County, becoming one of California’s most highly praised and awarded wineries for its Bordeaux and Burgundian varietals. With the spotlight on single vineyards and specific sub-appellations such as Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Carneros and Russian River Valley, Sebastiani produces wine under the Sonoma County, Appellation Selection and Proprietary Selection designations. Founded in 1904 by Samuele Sebastiani, the winery is best known for its Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon, one of Sonoma County’s most coveted wines. The winery is located just blocks from Sonoma’s historic downtown plaza and offers historical tours as well as extensive picnic grounds and hospitality venues. Sebastiani is Sonoma’s only continuously-operated, family-owned, century-old winery. In today’s era of mergers and consolidation, it is particularly proud of its family heritage. In 2001, case production was significantly reduced to 100,000 cases per year: producing only one brand, Sebastiani, exclusively from the great winegrowing regions of Sonoma County. The fermentation cellars were rebuilt from the ground up, utilizing state of the art equipment which allows for gentle handling of fruit and must and fermentation of small lots of wine from specific vineyards and vineyard blocks. The resulting wines are receiving unprecedented critical acclaim and are in high demand. Growing production incrementally to meet demand without sacrificing quality, the winery’s current production is 300,000 cases a year. Sebastiani’s most famous wine, the Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon, is complemented by the highly acclaimed blended red wine Secolo, the limited production Appellation Selection wines and a line of Sonoma County varietals which offer extremely high quality and exceptional value. Tasting Room Open seven days a week, 10:00-5:00 p.m. Read less

Member Reviews for Sebastiani Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

[barrel sample] grassy, tight lacking any fruit.


Snooth User: RB
6859133
3.50 5
04/20/2008

good with all sorts of food and friends


Snooth User: drj102
8817529
3.00 5
09/24/2008

One of the weaker years for Sebastiani Cab. but still good. The finish is a bit more leathery and not smooth like the 01 or 02...


Snooth User: dartist1162
21344715
0.00 5
07/29/2009

This sebastiani cabernet sauvignon of 2003 is so smooth,it's delightful.


Snooth User: Griffpa
292668
4.00 5
07/29/2007

Hits all the marks


Snooth User: curioussky
81067920
3.50 5
03/31/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sebastiani Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
03/26/2009

Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon is Sebastiani Vineyard's signature luxury wine, produced from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec grown in carefully selected vineyards in the Sonoma Valley. The name Cherryblock comes from the original Cherryblock vineyard, which makes up the significant portion of the wine’s final blend. The Secolo ("century" in Italian) began as a celebration of Sebastiani Vineyards' 100 year anniversary. These and future Proprietary wine selections releases are our finest wines, made from unique small lots and only in great vintages.




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