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2008 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Secolo Sonoma County

Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

Winery brand: Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2008

Appellation/Region

Sonoma County - California, United States

Winemaker

Mark Lyon

VinTank Wine ID

840-0122-005852-01-2008-0-0011 (permalink, short)

Composition

76% Cabernet Sauvignon

12% Petit Verdot

8% Merlot

4% Malbec

Treatments

22% Used American Oak: 12 Mo.
23% New Hungarian Oak: 12 Mo.
55% New French Oak: 12 Mo.

Readings

Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.8
T.A.: 0.5g/100mL

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Bottle Date:9/1/10
VinTank Product ID: 840-0122-005852-01-2008-0-0011-03-3
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00088232005215 Suggested Retail Price: US $35.00

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Wine Notes

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Description

The dark crimson color leads to an intense bouquet packed with black cherries, cassis, dried leaves, graphite and toasty oak. This is a surprisingly approachable wine that will drink well over the next five to 10 years.

Vintage Notes

The 2008 growing season featured all the major weather groups: wet, dry, cold, windy and hot. The erratic conditions affected the set and reduced the eventual crop size. (Once again our Old Vines block at Cherryblock yielded a miserly one ton per acre!) Summer was slightly warmer than average with véraison starting two weeks ahead of schedule. September was also dry and warm with a heat wave that allowed us to harvest Merlot and Malbec at the end of the month. This was followed by moderate temperatures that ripened our Cabernet in the third week of October. The wine shows ... more

Vineyard Notes

Secolo, meaning “century” in Italian, is our Bordeaux-style, blended red wine. Showcasing some of the best vineyards in Sonoma County it is known for intense aromatics, precise balance, great length and elegance. This 2008 features Cabernet Sauvignon from Cherryblock, Harp, Bedrock, McKenna, Rancho Miguel, Lyon, Robert Young, Garibaldi and Warnecke vineyards. It also includes traces of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec.

Winemaker Notes

After crushing and de-stemming, all lots were cold soaked to liberate more color and tannin. Post fermentation, the wine was racked into mostly new French and Hungarian Oak barrels. Only a few tannic lots were egg white fined prior to barrel fill. Some of the lots were re-blended in late winter for better balance. The inclusion of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah provided additional aromatics, texture and complexity.

Tasting Notes

The dark crimson color leads to an intense bouquet packed with black cherries, cassis, dried leaves, graphite and toasty oak. The palate is lush with black fruit, blueberries, dried herbs, cocoa and espresso. The finish is soft, juicy and supple thanks to the Merlot and Malbec. This is a surprisingly approachable wine that will drink well over the next five to 10 years. ~ Mark R. Lyon, Winemaker

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Digital Media

Label - Front: Sebastiani 2008 Socolo Front Label
Label - Back: Sebastiani 2008 Socolo Back Label
Bottle Shot: Sebastiani 2008 Socolo Bottle Shot
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