Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sebastiani, Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Sebastiani, Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

One of the fun things about having a wine cellar is buying some nice wines and laying them down to rest for some years. Back in February, 2001 Wine Spectator Magazine rated this wine 90 points with the following review:
Layers of coffee, currant, mineral, black cherry, sage and cedar unfold in this ripe, rich and complex Cabernet, finishing with a long, intricate aftertaste. The price represents a great deal on a wine that's both cellarable and drinkable now. Drink now through 2008. 3,850 cases made.
Last night we opened this 1997 Cab to enjoy with a grilled Flank Steak dinner. We were impressed that this wine still showed a youthful side with great depth and complexity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I opened this exact wine the other night (Dec 28th, 2009). Just found it in the cellar, probably a bottle someone brought over and I didn't know if it was a $10 wine or something else. Was impressed with how good it was and wanted to do some research on it. Wish I had more.