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Sebastiani Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2015

Member Review by cma238:

Bright cheery aroma leaps from the glass upon pour. Medium tannin -- just enough to keep the structure together withoutintense grip. Small bite of dark chocolate on the finish.

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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 Coast

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Snooth User: cma238
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2012 07/13/2014

Bright cheery aroma leaps from the glass upon pour. Medium tannin -- just enough to keep the structure together withoutintense grip. Small bite of dark chocolate on the finish.


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/13/2011

Smooth.


Snooth User: Shin Yagisawa
1030706225
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/14/2012

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


Snooth User: beaven12
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Igannon
74567510
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/25/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: mitoubab
1912791,522
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/10/2010

very yummy!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


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External Reviews for Sebastiani Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/25/2018

Winemaker’s Notes: is 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a medium to dark garnet color, and is a wonderful example of a cool climate Pinot Noir. Bright aromas of cherry pie, cloves, and toasted caramel lead into layered avors of rich Maraschino cherry, oriental spice, and toasty oak on the palate. Medium-bodied, it boasts silky tannins and a pleasantly bright acidity. e wine nishes with lingering notes of spice and vanilla bean. is is the perfect accompaniment to any light red meat and grilled salmon dish, or it can be enjoyed alone. Alcohol: 13.8% TA: 5.57 g/100ml pH: 3.68


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 05/28/2016

Vineyards: Although the Sonoma Coast appellation covers a lot of terrain, all of its sites share a cooler, foggier climate that is perfectly suited to Pinot Noir, thanks to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. By blending multiple vineyards and clones, we produced a Pinot that is both complex and drinkable. The fruit for our 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot came mostly from our own estate vineyards from Carneros, with a lesser extent Russian River Valley. Vintage: 2014 was a fantastic vintage producing riper, high quality fruit. The vintage started out with a dry winter and spring, which caused early bud break. Set was completed by mid-May and therefore earlier ripening. Summer, however, was moderate with some fog, leading to normal berry size. August was still foggy, but September was warm, and thus presented riper Pinot grapes. Harvest began in early September and finished by October 8th, 2014. Winemaking: All lots were gently de-stemmed to preserve the whole berries. We cold soaked for an average of three days before inoculation. During fermentation the wine was pumped over its skins two to three times a day to enhance color and flavor extraction. Press fractions were kept and fined separately to remove harsh tannins. Lots with excessive, green tannins were fined with egg whites. Each lot was then transferred into new and used French and Hungarian oak barrels. It was bottled mid-June 2015 after 6 months in barrels. Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2014 is medium to dark garnet in color. It is has fruit forward aromas of dark cherry and plum sauce, with forest floor and oriental spice. The palate is medium to full bodied, with juicy, cherry fruit. It finishes with soft tannins and lingering flavors of plum sauce and earthiness. It is more fruit forward, with darker cherry flavors than in the past, owing to a warmer vintage. Although drinking well now, it will improve with another year in the bottle. It is ideally paired with salmon, ham and pastas with wild mushrooms. Finally, please serve in larger, bowl shaped wine glasses to enhance its aromas! - Mark R. Lyon, Winemaker Cooperage: 6 Months in Hungarian and French Oak Barrels, 20% New Alcohol: 13.8% TA: 0.54 g/100ml pH: 3.68


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/31/2013

Our 2011 bears all the hallmarks of a cool climate, cool vintage Pinot Noir. It is medium dark with bright aromas of cherry pie, notes of cherries, sandalwood, spice and "forest floor." It finishes with accompaniment to salmon, turkey, pork or chicken-apple sausages. ~ Mark R. Lyon, WinemakerComposition:97% Pinot Noir2% Petit Verdot1% Petite SirahCooperage:6.5 Months in Hungarian and French Oak BarrelsAlcohol: 13.5%TA: 0.61 g/100mlpH: 3.59


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

Cherry flavors burst from the glass, accented by vanilla, mocha, and oriental spices, which, along with the silky texture, soft tannins, and lingering cherry and spice, make this Sebastiani's most varietal and elegant Sonoma Coast Pinot yet.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Light bodied and modest in flavor, with lots of acidity. You find yourself wishing there was more in the way of fruit. Still, it's pretty good for the price, with a nice, silky texture. - S.H. The 2010 delivers more "Oriental Spice" in the nose and on the palate than past Pinot Noirs! It also has more acidity and less oak than past efforts. The highlights are Maraschino and dark cherries followed by strawberries, mocha, vanilla and sandalwood. The finish is firm, tight and spicy with the underlying minerality we like to see in our Pinots. This 2010 works well with full-flavored dishes like duck or honey baked ham. It also pairs superbly with salmon, ling cod and sea bass! ~ Mark R. Lyon, WinemakerAppellation: Sonoma CoastComposition:97% Pinot Noir2% Petit Verdot1% Petite SirahCooperage: 7 Months in Hungarian and French Oak BarrelsAlcohol: 13.8%TA: 0.62 g/100mlpH: 3.62


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 07/31/2013

Light bodied and modest in flavor, with lots of acidity. You find yourself wishing there was more in the way of fruit. Still, it's pretty good for the price, with a nice, silky texture. - S.H. The 2010 delivers more "Oriental Spice" in the nose and on the palate than past Pinot Noirs! It also has more acidity and less oak than past efforts. The highlights are Maraschino and dark cherries followed by strawberries, mocha, vanilla and sandalwood. The finish is firm, tight and spicy with the underlying minerality we like to see in our Pinots. This 2010 works well with full-flavored dishes like duck or honey baked ham. It also pairs superbly with salmon, ling cod and sea bass! ~ Mark R. Lyon, WinemakerAppellation: Sonoma CoastComposition:97% Pinot Noir2% Petit Verdot1% Petite SirahCooperage: 7 Months in Hungarian and French Oak BarrelsAlcohol: 13.8%TA: 0.62 g/100mlpH: 3.62 ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

This fruit-forward pinot has flavors of strawberry jam and plenty of raspy tannin. For braised duck. Best Buy.


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