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The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smells intensely of oak, tobacco, tea, pine and plum. Very smooth and easy in the mouth with a simple, bright personality that highlights the balsam tinged, slightly candied purple and blue fruits. A bit snappy on the backend with high acid and slightly astringent tannins but a fair amount of wine for the price. 85pts

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Don Sebastiani & Sons:
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eig... Read more
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eight million cases of wine a year. However, at that time, Don Sebastiani sold many of the assets and kept only the family brand and the Sonoma winery and vineyards. Though he stepped down as CEO and Chairman in 2000, that wasn’t the end for him. In 2001, he and his sons, Donny and August, founded Don Sebastiani and Sons, eventually growing production back up to two million cases annually. Today, Greg Kitchens and Michelle McClendon, winemakers for Don Sebastiani and Sons, strive to produce high-end wine at affordable prices. They don’t just source grapes from California - they’ve also formed partnerships to create Australian and Chilean blends, further expanding the company’s reach and complexity. Read less

Editorial Reviews for The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,713
3.00 5
12/14/2009

Smells intensely of oak, tobacco, tea, pine and plum. Very smooth and easy in the mouth with a simple, bright personality that highlights the balsam tinged, slightly candied purple and blue fruits. A bit snappy on the backend with high acid and slightly astringent tannins but a fair amount of wine for the price. 85pts


Member Reviews for The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
10/04/2010

Earthy, smokey with cigar box flavors. Blueberry fruits and a musty, earthy finish


Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.00 5
08/15/2012

nice nose of black currant and plums.....very silky tannins with a nice finish


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
2.50 5
07/11/2009

Simple, monolithic plum fruit with sweet edge and a slightly unpleasant medicinal note. Will try another bottle in a week or so.


Snooth User: JamesR
117547484
4.00 5
04/26/2009

One of my better affordable finds this year. If you like California Cab, this is a great buy. Many wines of this quality cost twice as much.


Snooth User: lucykate400
67815841
2.50 5
12/15/2010

Ehh. It's okay, but I wasn't as pleased with it as I thought I would be. Drank more like a pinot to me. Not as full-bodied as I'd hoped from TOG, given their Leese-Fitch cab status.


Snooth User: Fortel
73952413
4.00 5
01/21/2011

Considering the price, this wine is a very good value. I stumbled upon it at a grocery store and noted the grapes were from Wilson- so that led me to purchase. I've bought a few more bottles because, at the price, it's a deal! Not a super-bold cab, but still enjoyable, with a hint of oak and, yes, as the others have said, a tiny bit sweet.


Snooth User: Andrew Kondrashov
102849878
3.50 5
03/10/2013

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage: 2010 06/13/2012

This dark red brick-colored wine has enticing aromas of raspberries and plums with the signature Wilson Vineyards spice. Lively dark fruit comes through on the palate with a focused dry blackberry profile, full of secondary nuances. There is a great deal of background complexity to this wine, with notes of fresh coffee and dusty, sweet leather- dark, rich flavors that give this wine a bold, masculine character.The final balance between dark jammy fruit and dusty, earthy dryness is both alluring and satisfying. A full-bodied Cabernet, the finish is long with a core of well-ripened tannins.



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