17 Ratings
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Merlot Alexander Valley

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Dark crimson in color, this 2013 displays distinctive aromas of bergamot tea along with cassis, black cherry, and mocha. More of a ripe style, this Merlot has a seductive palate filled with notes of blackberry, forest floor and dried herbs coupled with dust and minerality. Medium bodied, this is a very elegant and delicious Merlot that is approachable now, but will improve over the next two years. - Mark R. Lyon, Winemaker

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    13% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Syrah; 3% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot. Here is an open and fairly direct wine that delivers suggestions of cherries along with a dollop of sweet oak, and its somewhat rounded and supple texture is very much the stuff of Merlot. It is low in tannin and very approachable now, and only a want of a bit more drive and intensity holds it back from one-star award.