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Don Sebastiani & Sons 'B Side' Cabernet 2018
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This is a red wine imageDon Sebastiani & Sons 'B Side' Cabernet 2018

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Wine Enthusiast 91
Handsome, smooth and layered, this full-bodied wine marries plenty of delicious ripe black plums and blueberries with well-integrated oak accents of vanilla, cedar and cinnamon. Its texture is velvety, braced by fine-grained tannins that seamlessly support wonderful fruit and mocha notes.~JIM GORDON

The B Side Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply concentrated and expressive wine. Aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, currants, Kalamata olive, and dried lavender are pronounced on the nose. This is a full-bodied wine ... read more
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Item ID: #40359
Location at store:77b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 14.5%

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Wine Enthusiast 91
Handsome, smooth and layered, this full-bodied wine marries plenty of delicious ripe black plums and blueberries with well-integrated oak accents of vanilla, cedar and cinnamon. Its texture is velvety, braced by fine-grained tannins that seamlessly support wonderful fruit and mocha notes.~JIM GORDON

The B Side Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply concentrated and expressive wine. Aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, currants, Kalamata olive, and dried lavender are pronounced on the nose. This is a full-bodied wine with juicy layers of dark fruit, jam, baked pie, and hints of cinnamon flavor. The brooding fruit is quintessential Napa and Sonoma and with ripe, powdery tannins the wine is soft and easy to enjoy in its youth. The wine is aged for 12 months in predominately French oak barrels (Francois Frere & Radoux) with a small portion seeing time in American Oak. The toasty French oak frames the wine and the addition of a small amount of American oak gives a pleasing, sweet coconut lift. This overall wine is deep, well-structured, and intensely flavored with soft tannins and a lengthy finish.

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SebastianiSince Bill Foley's purchase of Sebastiani in 2008, the winemaking team has taken a number of steps to produce world-class wines that showcase the great terroir and versatility of Sonoma County. One of the first things done under Foley's direction was to decrease production, allowing for focused winemaking efforts on exceptional vineyard sites.

The estate vineyards, which were recently replanted, were carefully matched to clones and rootstocks, and the farming protocols to geography, topography and climate. Yields are limited at all properties and each site is farmed on a vine-by-vine basis. As for contract vineyards, they work exclusively with growers who not only farm for quality, but who are situated in the sub-appellations of Sonoma County best-suited for each grape variety.

In the cellar, a huge number of small lot wines are handled. The winemaking team is now able to experiment with techniques such as employing a more natural approach to Chardonnay by fermenting with indigenous yeasts found on the grape skins versus inoculating with commercial yeast strains, for example.

As a result, Sebastiani is making more concentrated, complex wines across all tiers – from the Sonoma County Selection to the Proprietor's Selection. It's exciting to be at Sebastiani these days.

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