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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93041)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The rich fruit produced in this vintage coupled with the renowned soft tannins of this appellation created a powerful yet appealing wine. This Cabernet has lots of black cherry and toasted oak aromas with a note of dried herbs and black olives. There is an earthiness in the nose and flavor. The addition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc to the blend makes for a perfect harmony of tannin and fruit and allows the deep, black cherry fruit concentration. It finishes with a deep cherry essence and soft tannins.
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About Sebastiani Sonoma Cask Cellars:

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.