Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (PB)
Don’t be fooled by the rather generic name of this wine. It is one of those inexpensive (relatively speaking) but wonderful wines you hunt for. The bouquet of this garnet wonder from Sonoma is graceful, fruity on the bouquet w/ a couple different layers of eucalyptus with a touch of licorice. In the mouth it is robust, with soft tannins and a very nice construction. It should only improve with a little breathing.
With some air this wine is ripe, sensual, and downright sexy. It is rich in currants, with a sweetish fragrance and a great balance. This is a GREAT value wine and would be a fine wine at 3 times the price. The Wine Spectator gave it an 89. I would push it to that “special” 90 range. It is awesome with a medium rare rib-eye hot off the grill. AHHH, life! Raise a glass—this baby is making the recommended list. You can find it for around $15!