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This opens with notes of vanilla, toasted coconut and toasted almond over dusty black berry fruits with a hint of eucalyptus adding complexity. Ver... Read more
Sue and Dennis both loved it. Read more
Cherry and blackberry nose. Deep cherry, licorice. Nice rich finish. Read more
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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
Sue and Dennis both loved it.
Cherry and blackberry nose. Deep cherry, licorice. Nice rich finish.
Medium body, smooth finish. Great easy drinking Cab Sauvignon
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
Really great wine for the price.
Scents of vanilla and cedar. Leather, oak, and dark berry flavors.
Based on a previous tasting, I expected not to like this when I tasted it again in Feb. '08, but, oddly, I thought it was pretty nice. Perhaps the bottle I tasted before was not stored properly.
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.
Smooth and soft, with oak providing the dominant flavors of dark chocolate and cocoa, this is simple, rich and appealing with steak frites.
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.
Wonderfully richness, depth and purity of flavor. Shows layers of black cherry, ripe plum, raspberry and currant, as well as touches of anise and herb. Vanilla and cedar-scented oak linger in the background. Ripe tannins emerge on the long, complex, elegant finish. Best from 2003 through 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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