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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Sebastiani Sonoma Cask Chardonnay 1997
Sebastiani Sonoma Cask Chardonnay 1997
(search item no. 455)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 1997 Sonoma Cask Chardonnay has a light golden color with aromas of vanilla (from the oak barrels) lemon custard, ripe peach, and yellow apple. It is medium-bodied with bright peach and apply fruit flavors. The finish is crisp due to good acidity with a lingering creamy elegance. Enjoyable now in its youth, it will develop more honeyed and hazelnut complexities over the next two years without losing its fruit.
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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.