Sebastiani Pinot Noir 2008
Three and a half glasses
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Black cherry is the strongest flavor, with black tea adding yet another element to this great wine. A hint of cola comes through on the soft and pleasing finish.
Plenty of vanilla and cedary oak to overcome, but the ripe plum and black cherry flavors are up to the task. A hint of lavender and nutmeg adds a tasty dimension, and it's hard to find a better value in Pinot Noir. Drink now through 2007.
Rather light in fruit, with sour cherry, tomato and rhubarb flavors. One taster found the polished texture and spicy finish pleasing.
It's rare to get a wine at this price from this appellation. And what's a winery whose name is synonymous with Sonoma Valley doing out on the cold coast? A Pinot that straddles the two regions, this is a fascinating wine, with sumptuous blackberry fruit and an exciting edge of minty tartness. Fantastic value in Pinot Noir.
Lots to admire, from the bright, rich plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit to the supple texture and pretty toasty-mocha oak shadings. Concentrated, with a long, complex finish. Drink now through 2008.
Appearance: Medium to deep garnet.Aroma: Bright ripe cherry and berry notes, supported by ample mocha, oak and sweet baking spices.Palate: Mocha, red plum, ripe bing cherry, sweet spice, bacon, minerality, silky. - Winery