Opens with a fragrant, fruit-forward bouquet of classic black cherry and boysenberry aromas with feint hints of dill from its time spent on American oak. Leads with blackberry and blackcurrant flavors complemented by notes of dark chocolate, cassis, and warm baking spice. Beautifully balanced and with a medium-to-full body with round supple tannins. Its rich, spicy palate is lightly seasoned with French oak, followed by a long, supple finish.
Vinted and bottled by Don Sebastiani & Sons, established in 1909 by Samuele Sebastiani. When Samuele Sebastiani came to America in 1895, his first job involved hauling stones in a horse-drawn cart from Sonoma to San Francisco. After nine years of saving his money, Samuele purchased winemaking equipment and began selling bulk wine from his cart. Quickly becoming successful, the Sebastiani winery was opened shortly after. In 2001, Don Sebastiani and his two sons, Donny and August, established the company's current name and since has focused "on appellation-driven wines that appeal to a more wine-savvy audience."