Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2007
Editorial Reviews for Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
This opens with notes of vanilla, toasted coconut and toasted almond over dusty black berry fruits with a hint of eucalyptus adding complexity. Very smooth an entry with well-managed tannins just floating beneath the surface of the rich, black currant and black cherry fruit. The tannin tightens up a bit on the mid-palate but this wine remains supple and rich right through the medium length finish. On the back end, and the finish particularly, this picks up nice notes of bitterest chocolate and a redder fruit profile. This is a bit of a throw back style of wine, and as such is very satisfying. 89pts
External Reviews for Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Firm and tight, this is brawnier than usual, with juicy black cherry, wild berry, cedar, spice and mineral notes that are dense and chewy, with rich tannins. Drink now through 2012.
Shows aromas of mineral, pebble, black currant and dill. Tight and intense on the palate, turning complex and ending with chewy tannins. Best from 2009 through 2012. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Fruit is the star in this Bordeaux blend that offers a wealth of date nut raisin bread, cola, milk chocolate, cherry pie filling and orange marmalade flavors that finish dry and balanced. This is definitely one for early consumption.
A seductive style, ripe, rich and creamy, both in flavor and texture, with layers of currant, wild berry, plum and blackberry. The finish picks up chocolaty mocha notes and ends with a long, polished aftertaste. Drink now through 2011.
An elegant style, with supple flavors layered underneath ripe currant, plum and black cherry fruit that's intense, concentrated, full-bodied and balanced, finishing with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2017.
Some fruit emerges out of the jumble of dark aromas, from iodine to molasses and oak. Once the cherries are unleashed, they come on strong with firm flesh and black cherry skin flavors. This is a black wine with a lot of fruit, needing time to settle into its warmth. And it seems to express the Alexander Valley in a lean elegance and a firm grip.
Herersquo;s a classic Alexander Valley Cab from a winery that knows what itrsquo;s doing. The wine is very soft but complex and elaborately tailored, with delicious blackberry pie, chocolate and cherry flavors that just donrsquo;t stop coming. Fortunately, the tannins and acids are rich enough to stand up to the fruit.