2019 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
90 Points - Wine.com
Our 2019 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of cherry liqueur, ripe plum, strawberry compote and fresh leather. The palate offers lovely fruit flavors of cherry kirsch, strawberry preserves and warm spice. Soft, plush tannins and well balanced acidity lead to an elegant, oak tinged finish.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 2% Petite Sirah
16 months in French and Hungarian oak, 15% new
May 12, 2021
The grapes were crushed and destemmed to a stainless steel tank for a two-day cold soak, then fermented to dryness at relatively warm temperatures. After pressing the wine off the skins, it was racked to a mixture of barrels and stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wine aged for 16 months in 15% new French and Hungarian oak barrels, with the remaining in neutral oak barrels.
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.