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Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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This offering of Alexander Valley Cabernet is very sleek and elegant thanks to the cool vintage and the higher percentage of Cabernet Franc. It has its trademark black cherry, blackberry jam and mocha aromas with a soily earth component, which expresses its terroir nicely. Amazingly complex and smooth at the same time, this wine has a mild tannin structure with layers of aromas and flavors, including cassis, herbs, olive tapenade and black tea. The finish is soft with lingering cherry and espresso notes. It can be enjoyed now due to its elegance; however, one will be richly rewarded by waiting 3-5 years to enjoy it. Excellent by itself or with steaks and smoked meats.

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3.50 5
01/28/2012

Aromas of mocha and cedar lead to flavors of supple plum and currant. Has a nice dash of spice and very slight black licorice. Nice wine. 9/24/11


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/28/2011

Deep, opaque, ruby red color. The aromatics and flavors are what you would expect from the vintage, region and variety: blackberry, black tea, baked berry pie, chocolate, raspberries and olives. While the wine possesses formidable heft, it is also smooth, silky and beautifully balanced.



This offering of Alexander Valley Cabernet is very sleek and elegant thanks to the cool vintage and the higher percentage of Cabernet Franc. It has its trademark black cherry, blackberry jam and mocha aromas with a soily earth component, which expresses its terroir nicely. Amazingly complex and smooth at the same time, this wine has a mild tannin structure with layers of aromas and flavors, including cassis, herbs, olive tapenade and black tea. The finish is soft with lingering cherry and espresso notes. It can be enjoyed now due to its elegance; however, one will be richly rewarded by waiting 3-5 years to enjoy it. Excellent by itself or with steaks and smoked meats.

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