2018 Sebastiani California Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points Richard Caro
In stock
A delicious Californian Cabernet from this super-popular label. Sebastiani have great sources of old vine vineyards, which allows even this inexpensive Cabernet label to be packed with flavour and satisfaction. This is a classic American style — and a great deal at this price.
$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle


Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Sebastiani is a Sonoma producer with a proud history and, in modern times, a stunning quality-for-value offering across the globe. After immigrating from Tuscany in 1895, Samuele Sebastiani laboured in the Sonoma hills making cobblestones for San Francisco streets. Here he saved the money - and no doubt surveyed the land - for property to make wine for the city’s restaurants. Over the decades Samuele’s son August became one of America’s leading winemakers of his time. August’s children too were successful - so much so that a massive Central valley operation was built up and sold off to refocus on the Sebastiani home label, and two out of three siblings began their own wineries. In 2008 Sebastiani was acquired by the large Foley stable of companies, at which time the already high quality culture was increased steeply, with a reduction in yields on top of a heavy investment in new expertise, oak and technology resulting in both Sonoma and single vineyard wines of almost incomparable quality for the price.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2018 vintage

"The palate is rich, yet compact, with elegant blackberry fruit flavors followed by Cabernet spice and savory herbs. It finishes with bright berry fruit and a touch of sweetness from the oak influence. The tannins are ripe and round; affording early drinkability."

91/100 Sam Kim (2016 vintage)

"A stylish cabernet, the wine shows lifted aromas of dark plum, dried cherry, vanilla and toasty oak characters with subtle smoked game complexity. The palate is succulent and wonderfully weighted, displaying fleshy mouthfeel and fine texture, leading to a lingering spicy finish. Elegant and refined. At its best: now to 2022. $39.00."

Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Region California
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2022 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB



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