Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (NW)

Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2002:

Fragrant nose of berries, vanilla, and oak
Strawberry and raspberry on the palate
Nice layers taper with a polished finish

We have praised the 2001 and this wine is even better! I find it difficult to locate a high quality Cabernet Sauvignon from California for under $20, so this is really a great deal at $12. That was a sale price, so a more typical price might be $15. What a buy!

This wine has nice balance and it's not too tannic. It reveals itself in interesting layers of fruit and oak that are quite nice. If you like a Cab that pairs well with food but still delivers that fragrant and fruity quality typical of California, then this should be on your list. Raise a glass!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this stuff. I bought 2 cases at Costco. Has it been rated by WS?

Anonymous said...

ws rated sebastiani 2002 cab a 90.

Anonymous said...

This one topped the Thanksgiving Day wines everyone brought from Napa - it's on sale at Safeway for $13 until next week - my advice - empty the racks what a buy.

Anonymous said...

A good buy from Napa. Delicate and Oaky with smooth, moderate tannins and a long finish. Could use a little more muscle but still a nice refined, Napa cab for the buck.