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2015 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

2015 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

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Available Starting Oct 22

Rich aromas of Crème de Cassis and bergamot tea with hints of vanilla wafer and cocoa powder. Blackberry fruit flavors in a more elegant style with some Cabernet spice and leanness.

Winemaker Notes
The 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dense ruby red color. Rich aromas of Crème de Cassis and bergamot tea predominate with hints of vanilla wafer and cocoa powder. The palate showcases focused blackberry fruit flavors in a more elegant style with some Cabernet spice and leanness. Bright berry fruit and a slight sweetness imparted by the oak lingers on the finish. The tannins are ripe and round affording early drinkability. - David Nakaji, Winemaker
Composition
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Harvest Date
September 12 – October 11, 2015
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.62
Aging
14 months in 50% new French and Hungarian oak barrels and one-year-old French, Hungarian and American oak
Bottling Date
June 2017
Alcohol %
15.10
Production Notes
After a three-day cold soak, we crushed and fermented the grapes at relatively warm temperatures in stainless steel tanks. After pressing, each lot was blended or lightly egg-white fined to remove green tannins. The wine was aged for 14 months, primarily in new and one-year-old French oak barrels. A smaller percentage went into Hungarian and American oak. A portion of Merlot was added during the first assemblage for balance, aromatics and flavor.
Vineyard Notes
2015 was a fantastic vintage in Alexander Valley. It began with an earlier than average bud break and warm temperatures in the spring and summer which accelerated maturity. This resulted in small berry sizes and high flavor concentration. Overall the 2015 fruit is exceptional in quality with mild acid, moderate to low alcohol and intense aromatics across all varieties. We harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon from September 12 – October 11, 2015.