WTN: `02 Sebastiani Cab Sauv, Sonoma Co.

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WTN: `02 Sebastiani Cab Sauv, Sonoma Co.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:58 pm

Opened one hour, decanted. Good cork, 13.5% alc. This winery is top of my bravo list these days after tasting excellent Zin and P Noir at local tastings. I have to say best cab this month so far.

Colour. Pretty standard, medium intense centre. Ruby-red verges onto a pale purple rim.

Nose. Seemed quite closed at first but after an hour, found some cassis, oak, spice. Blue fruit and some chocolate after 2 hrs.

Palate. Initial mouthfeel entry is tip of tongue sensation! Acidity reaction? Blackberry and currants, slightly tannic, oak and some RS. Lengthy finish, here`s some cherry, tobacco quite velvety. Certainly not as astringent as a previous `01 tasted at a wine show. This is a very nice wine for under $20.00 Cdn.
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Re: WTN: `02 Sebastiani Cab Sauv, Sonoma Co.

Postby Carl Eppig » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:48 pm

Oak does that to me, particularly in oaked whites. It goes from the tongue tip to the roof of my mouth with a sort of tin can sensation. Needless to say, I don't have a problem detecting if someone snuck some wood into my whites.
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Re: WTN: `02 Sebastiani Cab Sauv, Sonoma Co.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:49 am

****** after 24 hrs, big time chocolate and some cedar box.This is one to look out for forumites!!
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