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Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2008

External Review by NapaCabs.com:

Aromas include blackberry, currants, dried herbs, forest floor, vanilla and cocoa. The lower yields and ripeness resulted in a thick palate featuring concentrated black fruits, dry cherries and dusty-like Cabernet flavors. The finish is lush and ...

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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

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Snooth User: jrod1316
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12/19/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/27/2012

Aromas include blackberry, currants, dried herbs, forest floor, vanilla and cocoa. The lower yields and ripeness resulted in a thick palate featuring concentrated black fruits, dry cherries and dusty-like Cabernet flavors. The finish is lush and ...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/04/2012

Our 2008 Sonoma County Cabernet is richer than previous vintages thanks to the warm growing season. Aromas include blackberry, currants, dried herbs, forest floor, vanilla and cocoa. The lower yields and ripeness resulted in a thick palate featuring concentrated black fruits, dry cherries and dusty-like Cabernet flavors. The finish is lush and persistent with enough tannins to support the fruit. This delicious Sonoma County Cabernet can be enjoyed now and will hold nicely for the next few years. ~ Mark R. Lyon, Winemaker


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/13/2012

This dark garnet-colored wine has black tea and black cherry aromas with hints of cigar box and mocha from barrel aging. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a hint of juicy blackberry, this wine is well balanced with flavors of cedar, raspberry and cocoa. The finish is long, carried by the toasty oak, forest floor character and structured tannins that promise this wine's potential in the next several years. Enjoy now, cherishing the fine grained tannins and full body, or cellaring up to five years for a softening of the tannins and emergence of more spice, leather, vanilla and chocolate notes.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/02/2012

Firm and savory, with structured tannins built around dried berry, sage, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with a dash of vanilla oak laced with an herb-dill note. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/02/2012

A nice Cabernet at a good enough price to drink on a regular basis with an upscale meal. Itrsquo;s dry and elegant, with blackberry, black cherry and currant flavors, elaborated with smoky oak. Shows real charm.




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