Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
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.
Since it’s founded in 1904 by Samuele Sebastiani, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery has been a Sonoma winemaking tradition. The winery is located in the heart of downtown Sonoma and offers a historic winery with a hospitality center, barrel room with stunning antique redwood tanks, a grand event space and daily tours and tastings.
Planted in 1961, the “Original Vineyard Block” now known as Cherryblock, was planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, which led the winery to create one of Sonoma County’s first varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. Sebastiani has continued its tradition in crafting a variety of Cabernet’s including the iconic Cherryblock, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. Utilizing grapes from a variety of premier growing sites created wines with richness and complexity.
Proprietor, Bill Foley, purchased Sebastiani in 2008 and honors the traditions of Sebastiani while embracing the future. Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery continues to create consistent, highly acclaimed wines crafted by Winemaker, David Nakaji.