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2006 Sebastiani Barbera (US) "Sonoma Valley"

Sebastiani 2006 Sonoma Valley Barbera

Winery: Sebastiani

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma Valley"

Wine Category: Barbera (US)

Grape blend: 92% Barbera & 8% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $26

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: November 26, 2008

Wine Review: I have consistently said that Sebastiani makes one of the best Barbara’s in California. This year’s vintage continues that tradition. This very very opaque dark purple wine opens with a pleasant fruity black current like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, smooth, with juicy and tasty blackberry and black current flavors. The finish is dry and subtle. This very food friendly wine would pair nicely with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Intense purple is the best way to describe the vibrant color of this wine. The aroma is filled with anise and black cherries and has hints of vanilla and roasted coffee from the oak regime. The flavor echoes the nose with rich, concentrated raspberry and black cherry fruit flavors from a low yielding Barbera vintage. The wine has a soft finish with lingering licorice flavors. By far, our most concentrated Barbera to date! This wine could age and improve for another 15 years. Try it with Osso Bucco, your favorite red sauced pastas, veal, and of course, pizza!

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