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Sebastiani Pinot Noir Sonoma 2009

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It exudes Maraschino cherries, strawberries, vanilla, sandalwood and Oriental spice. While it drinks beautifully now, it will continue to improve over the next two years.

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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

Member Reviews for Sebastiani Pinot Noir Sonoma

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,717
4.50 5
11/13/2011

Smooth.


Snooth User: Shin Yagisawa
1030706218
0.00 5
06/14/2012

typical Sonoma strawberry flavor and transition from sweetness to sharpness of tannin taste. Good value.


Snooth User: beaven12
14186872
4.50 5
12/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sebastiani Pinot Noir Sonoma

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

A delicate, soothing style, with high-toned ripe cherry, vanilla and spicy aromatics, and a smooth, polished texture. Finishes with supple tannins. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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
06/22/2011

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
06/22/2011

This is Syrah-like Pinot, rather heavy, but good. It's full-bodied, with good tannins and acids and is balanced and dry, with a touch of oak. Certainly shows off its California sunshine in the sweet finish, which is a swirl of cherries, blackberries and raspberries.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

An excellent value in Pinot Noir, Sebastiani offers rich flavors of cherries and strawberry jam to complement elements of vanilla that conclude in a long, smooth finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

You can taste the racy acidity and minerality of the cool Sonoma Coast in this silky, bone-dry Pinot. The cola, cherry, raspberry and spice flavors are pretty and polished. This is a good price for a coastal Pinot of this elegance.


External Review
07/06/2011

WE 90pts Editor's Choice - Winemaker Notes - Recently, we ve been moving towards a less extractive and more elegant style of Pinot that emphasizes perfume, balance and complexity. Consequently, our 2009 Sonoma Coast is more aromatic than previous vintages. It exudes Maraschino cherries, strawberries, vanilla, sandalwood and Oriental spice. While it drinks beautifully now, it will continue to improve over the next two years. I highly recommend serving all of our Pinots in large, wide stemware to amplify the beautiful, haunting aromas. Serve with grilled salmon and Asian food.


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It exudes Maraschino cherries, strawberries, vanilla, sandalwood and Oriental spice. While it drinks beautifully now, it will continue to improve over the next two years.

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