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2018 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

2018 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

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Available Starting May 17

The tannins are ripe and round; affording early drinkability as well as great aging potential.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of Crème de Cassis and bergamot tea with hints of vanilla wafer and cocoa powder. The palate is rich and concentrated with flavors of blackberry fruit, Cabernet spice and dried herbs. Bright berry fruit and a subtle sweetness from the oak linger on the finish. The tannins are ripe and round; affording early drinkability as well as great aging potential. - David Nakaji, Winemaker

Composition

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
.64 g/100ml
pH
3.51
Aging
15 months in 30% new French oak
Bottling Date
May 2020
Alcohol %
15.1

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 15 months, 30% in new French oak barrels, with remaining in one-year-old French oak barrels.

Vineyard Notes

The Alexander Valley is located north of the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. It is one of the warmer AVAs in the region making it the perfect spot for red Bordeaux grapes. The fruit for our 2018 vintage comes from two vineyards in the north eastern Alexander Valley; Vimark and Lyon Vineyards. These vineyard sites are comprised of well-drained, alluvial soils located next to the Russian River which adds concentration and distinct minerality.