2019 Sebastiani Merlot, Sonoma County
Our 2019 Sonoma County Merlot opens with intriguing aromas of forest floor, rosemary and carob layered with plenty of red fruit. The palate offers red berries, currant and cinnamon with silky tannins and a cocoa finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this wine with a garlic and herb roasted New York steak.
Aged 12 months in French, European and American Oak, 29% new
The 2019 growing season started later than usual in many California wine regions. A wet spring followed by cool temperatures allowed the grapes to mature gradually. Cool temperatures continued throughout the growing season resulting in longer hang time and lower sugar yields. Vintners are praising the full flavors, fresh acidity and superb balance of the 2019 vintage.
Sonoma County has a long history of producing lush and structured Merlot. Our 2019 Merlot was made from fruit from our own Cherryblock and Mission Vineyards in Sonoma Valley.