2016 Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet
Wine maker notes:
Deep ruby red in color with elegant aromas of dried cranberries, bergamot tea and vanilla wafer. Ripe and round tannins fill the mouth with flavors of black cherry, baking spices and dried herbs. The finish lingers with bright berry fruit, loamy earth and a slight sweetness imparted by the oak. While appealing in its youth, this wine will age wonderfully over the next few years.
“91 points. Best Buy.
Floral currant scents flatter this wine with gamey sweetness even as its structure is lean, with some bitter mineral intensity gripping the finish. It’s tightly wound and red fruited, with a cactus-like green edge—a substantive take on the Alexander Valley: generously fruited, tightly built, delicious with a salad of duck confit. Best Buy.” – Wine and Spirits
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley has a medium to deep ruby color. The nose gives red plum, black and red currant, menthol and loamy earth notions accented by cedar, sweet spices and a mineral current. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a good fruit core, a pleasantly chewy frame and just enough freshness on the long finish. 4,790 cases produced.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate