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2002 Sebastiani Merlot "Sonoma County"


Winery: Sebastiani

Vintage: 2002

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 79% Merlot, 7.0% Cab, 6.5% Zin, 3.5% Sy, 2% CF, 2% Other Reds

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $17

Cases produced: 67,000

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: September 22, 2006

Wine Review: This wine opens with a nice pleasant bouquet. On the palate, the wine is mildly flavorful. This wine is nicely balanced and would serve as a good food wine. It has a nice tingly finish. Enjoy this bargain. - Ken

Winemaker Notes: With a beautiful dark crimson color, this wine is full of blueberry and blackberry compote aromas, with hints of mocha and char. The wine is unusually big in style for a Merlot, but has a silky mouthfeel and inviting black cherry fruit flavors. Unabashedly ripe, with lots of spice, this wine has a black tea and truffle finish. This is the ripest, richest Merlot we’ve made to date, and it is fabulous with lamb or marinated beef.

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