Sebastiani Merlot 2006
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.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
External Reviews for Sebastiani Merlot
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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