Lot #54 SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS & WINERY
CHERRYBLOCK 60TH ANNIVERSARY
- Sonoma Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
This exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon pays tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the estate Cherryblock Vineyard, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from the Original Block of old vines planted in 1961. A small amount of Merlot and Malbec are added to create a unique blend of balance, complexity and structure.
This historic vineyard dates back to 1919 when Samuele Sebastiani purchased the 40-acre site. Samuele originally planted a cherry orchard which remained until 1961, when his son August planted Cabernet Sauvignon on St. George Rootstock. Today, just 11 acres of vines remain from those plantings, now referred to as the Original Block.
As many as 10 different Cabernet Sauvignon lots, three Merlots and two Malbecs, were individually evaluated before the finest selections were made, then blended and barreled down again for additional time in oak prior to bottling. The high level of concentration coming from the low yielding vines which produce very small berries complements the bright acidity and supple tannins which make this an age-worthy wine. This wine features classic Cherryblock Vineyard flavors of crème de cassis, black cherry, savory mushu plum, carob and sandlewood.
WINEMAKER(S): Nikki Williams
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: December 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: March 2024
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan; please inquire for additional countries.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.