Sebastiani Pinot Noir 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes This wine has a beautiful dark garnet color and a maraschino cherry, strawberry nose. The flavor is balanced between concentrated black cherry fruit and toasted oak. It finishes with lively acidity and soft tannins and lingering hints of strawberry compote.

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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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Member Reviews for Sebastiani Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Igannon
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3.50 5
08/25/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sebastiani Pinot Noir

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

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.


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

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.


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

Rather light in fruit, with sour cherry, tomato and rhubarb flavors. One taster found the polished texture and spicy finish pleasing.


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

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.


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

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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

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


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Sebastiani Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008 750ML


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Wine Tasting Notes This wine has a beautiful dark garnet color and a maraschino cherry, strawberry nose. The flavor is balanced between concentrated black cherry fruit and toasted oak. It finishes with lively acidity and soft tannins and lingering hints of strawberry compote.

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