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2016 Sebastiani Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

2016 Sebastiani Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

94 + Points - Robert Parker
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SKU: 001340

Deep purple and ruby highlights, followed by intense, concentrated aromas of blackberry, vanilla and baking spices. Waves of rich black fruit wash over the palate, with complex layers of cedar and tobacco.

Ratings

94+ Points Robert Parker - Medium to deep ruby, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cherryblock Vineyard is intensely scented of cassis, baked black plum, blueberry coulis and red cherry preserves with touches of allspice, incense, cedar, dried leaves and warm earth plus a streak of graphite. The palate is medium to full-bodied with still youthfully wound fruit, a firm, grainy texture and juicy freshness to lift the long finish.

Winemaker Notes

After harvest, the grapes were crushed, de-stemmed and hand sorted using our“micro-crush” equipment to eliminate any stem pieces (jags) and botrytised berries.We also did a cold soak and saignée to enhance color and concentration. After pressing,each lot was blended or egg-white fined depending on characteristics. The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 77% of which were new.

Composition

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec

Wine Specs

Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Acid
6.5g/L
pH
3.5
Alcohol %
14.9
Robert Parker
94

Vineyard Notes

Since its creation, Cherryblock has been our flagship wine at Sebastiani. The majority of the fruit (85%) came from our original Old Vines block of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1961.The wine also features a portion of fruit from younger vines on our estate. Small amounts of Malbec and Merlot were sourced from nearby sites with similar climates and soils.Our goal is to create a benchmark Cabernet that possesses the elegance, structure and terroir-driven aromatics only found in Cherryblock.
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