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19 Ratings
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Secolo

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) 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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Youthfully simple and fairly fruity with a sweet, woody streak to its aromas, this medium-full-bodied bottling is slightly rounded in early feel with a firmer underbelly as it crosses the palate. It c...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04.