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2008 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon "Alexander Valley"

Sebastiani 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet

Winery: Sebastiani

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alexander Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, 2% Merlot, & 1% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 5, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Sebastiani was a real crowd pleaser at a Christmas party I recently attended. It opens with a mild boysenberry and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very tasty black currant and plum blend with notes of nicely integrated old oak with a hint of black pepper and black cherry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins fade away nicely. I would pair this food friendly Cab with beef stroganoff. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The wine's sheer depth is telegraphed by the deep, opaque, ruby red color. The aromatics and flavors are what you would expect from the vintage, region and variety: blackberry, black tea, baked berry pie, chocolate, raspberries and olives. While the wine possesses formidable heft, it is also smooth, silky and beautifully balanced. - Mark R. Lyon, Winemaker

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