Monday, January 02, 2012

Sebastiani Merlot (Sonoma County) 2007 wine review by (PB)

Solid, slightly opaquish, (yes I made that word up) garnet hue with big bouquet of sweet tomato and impressive blackberry foundation with a hint of blueberry and an ever so slight of suggestion of milk chocolate and violet floral notes.

Palate--fully integrated with a streak of tart fruit and cherry hints, mature tannins, with a solid structure to hold this wine for several years. Slightly chewy finish of lightly smoked berries. This wine is about as good as it will get so drink a bottle and lay another away and compare them in a couple years. Wine Spectator gave this wine 83 points; they missed this one by 5 or 6 points!

I paid $10 for this wine marked down from $19. Unfortunately I grabbed only 1 bottle and the store is in another state or I would buy several more and lay them down just for fun. Raise a glass!

1 comment:

NHwineman said...

WS scored 2007 Artemis 80 points, so what's to be shocked about; I know people that don't like the 2007 Artemis, but I haven't met anyone who thought it was a trash-wine.