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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Sebastiani Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Sebastiani Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 39483)

PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $67.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cherryblock vineyards surround the Sebastiani Sonoma Valley winery. Formerly a cherry orchard, the land has proven ideal for late-harvesting Cabernet Sauvignon. Moderate yields from the nine acres of old vines (about forty years old) of small, red-blue berries result in concentrated, opulent wines.The 1998 harvest was the coolest of the 1990's pushing Cherryblock to ripen by early November producing characteristics not typical of Cherryblock terroir.

Dark garnet color, ripe cherry, herbal-tea and earthy, truffle aromas, medium body and lower alcohol are all reflections of the cooler growing period. The wine is more elegant than vintages past.

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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.