Shoppers Vineyard USD 13.99 750ml

Sebastiani Merlot 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Because our fruit got extra hang-time, we achieved full ripeness, yet the finished wine maintained elegance and drinkability due to the coolness of the vintage. This dark garnet colored wine has a lot of upfront fruit with cranberry and black cherry aromas mixed with herbal, tea-like and toasted oak nuances. The flavor is cherry-intense, and the finish is nice and smooth. It is a charming wine that displays a lot of fruit and pairs nicely with chicken and light curry dishes.

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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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11/04/2011

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External Reviews for Sebastiani Merlot

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Sebastiani Vineyards, one of the great success stories of the past two decades, should be proud of this wine and the entire Sonoma Cask Cellars line, the last wines bearing the family name. The deep, concentrated palate delivers cherry-like fruit, plums and a dash of vanilla. There's a soft, lingering aftertaste. This wine screams for grilled salmon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A blend of cassis, blackberry and herb flavors, couched in subtle oak, with moderate body and ripe tannins. The finish is long, with a hint of bitterness, however. Best from 200 through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A medium top, dark crimson-colored wine with aromas of cherry, allspice, herbs and oak. It displays supple medium-bodied texture with black cherry fruit and vanilla flavors. This Merlot has a finish of oak and spice, reminiscent of the great Pomerols and St. Emilions of Bordeaux.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Herersquo;s a tasty rendition of a medium-intensity Merlot from one of the first families of Sonoma wine. The deep red color is almost opaque, with purple highlights. Cherry and sandalwood spice aromas carry through to the flavors, with supple, bitter chocolate tannins. Round and balanced, this is the closest yoursquo;ll get to a big, rich style in this price category. It will match well with all the steak, roasts and robust everyday dishes you can name.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark crimson color, with aromas of toasted oak, black cherry jam and spice. this wine is a full-bodied, yet elegant glass with rich black cherry fruit and earth. The finish is slightly tannic and has lingering oak flavors. It should age well for the next five years and will develop Pomerol-like density and texture.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Sebastiani Vineyards, one of the great success stories of the past two decades, should be proud of this wine and the entire Sonoma Cask Cellars line, the last wines bearing the family name. The deep, concentrated palate delivers cherry-like fruit, plums and a dash of vanilla. Therersquo;s a soft, lingering aftertaste. This wine screams for grilled salmon.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is an awfully good wine. Itrsquo;s a great example of a coastal Merlot from a good vintage, lush and sweet in cherry, cassis and cocoa flavors, yet completely dry, and the tannins are rich and smooth. Therersquo;s a complex velvety softness that caresses the finish.


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Wine Tasting Notes Because our fruit got extra hang-time, we achieved full ripeness, yet the finished wine maintained elegance and drinkability due to the coolness of the vintage. This dark garnet colored wine has a lot of upfront fruit with cranberry and black cherry aromas mixed with herbal, tea-like and toasted oak nuances. The flavor is cherry-intense, and the finish is nice and smooth. It is a charming wine that displays a lot of fruit and pairs nicely with chicken and light curry dishes.

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