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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2004
Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2004
(search item no. 88821)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

76% Merlot, 15.5% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The dark crimson color hints at the richness of this wine. The aromas reflect the terroir nicely with black cherry and blackberry fruit. There are elements of cigar box in the nose also, due to the oak regime. The flavors showcase the warm vintage – it is a plumby Merlot fruit bomb, without raisiny, dried-out fruit. The Petit Verdot and Malbec contribute structure, color and lots of black fruit qualities.

Enjoy with aged steaks, grilled lamb or Coq au Vin.

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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.