Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2005

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Price: $21.99 $17.99
Save $4.00 (18%)
Item No. 92649
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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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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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...

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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