Deeply Rooted in Sonoma Valley
A Leader in Cabernet
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery is deeply rooted in Sonoma Valley history, with the esteemed honor of being the first producer in Sonoma County to craft an appellated Cabernet Sauvignon. This highly acclaimed, historic wine comes from the iconic Cherryblock Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, and has been the estate’s flagship wine since the vineyard’s original planting in the early 1960s.
Developing a cult following from wine lovers both local and abroad, the Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon has become a benchmark Cabernet, competing with the best from Napa Valley and France. It’s the vineyard’s terroir that has crafted such high-quality grapes with which to work in the cellar. The Terra Rosa soils are comprised of volcanic rock that is low in fertility and well-draining, making the vines work hard to thrive and yielding strong, healthy and intensely concentrated fruit. The climate is exactly what Cabernet needs: lots of sun and heat during the day to bring on full ripeness, classic flavors and intense color extraction, but cool mornings and nights to bring that acidity, structure and balance that a Cabernet needs to be truly great.
The current 2015 vintage Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex, silky smooth and intense wine with serious structure and complexity. The sun has yielded a dark red and purple color, with classic aromas of cassis, sweet tobacco lead and black berries. Subtle dark fruit flavors mingle with more savory notes of tobacco, cedar wood and spices on the palate; the tannins are soft and the wine shows layers of complexity with a lengthy finish. With 14 months ageing in 65% new French oak barrels, this Cabernet is a perfect candidate for the cellar, but can easily be quickly decanted and enjoyed now.
Visiting the Sebastiani Estate
For those looking to get a taste of the Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon and Sebastiani’s other highly acclaimed wines, their historic estate just off the Sonoma Plaza is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Grab artisan food supplies and small bites from their tasting room and enjoy a picnic with some Sebastiani wine on their beautiful estate grounds—or better yet, make a reservation for one of their wine and food pairing experiences curated by Estate Chef Shawna Plunkett. Take a stroll through their antique redwood tank room, or check in for a tour of the entire property. Whether you’d like to do a traditional tasting at the tasting room bar, or a more in-depth tasting experience, Sebastiani has a range of ways in which to enjoy their wines.
Enjoy the Discovery Flight ($15/person) and taste five wines from the Discovery wine series. Upgrade to the Signature Flight ($25/person) to taste five Signature wines. For larger groups, Sebastiani offers a private group tasting for parties of six or more ($35/each). You can also take the Founder’s Tour & Tasting ($45/person) on Wednesday through Sunday starting at 11 a.m. This exciting tour takes guests through the estate vineyards and winemaking facilities, and concludes with a private, seated tasting of three wines paired with bites prepared by Chef Plunkett.
For an exclusive tasting, ask about the Proprietor’s Reserve Tasting ($55/person), which is designed to showcase four of the estate’s best wines alongside a signature cheese and charcuterie board, in an intimate setting and led by one of Sebastiani’s wine educators. Finally, the top experience at Sebastiani is the Mangiamo Experience ($95/person), and pays homage to Sylvia Sebastiani and her classic cookbook Mangiamo; it includes a tour of the property, followed by an elegant four-course food and wine pairing experience. Enjoy limited-production wines and cuisine prepared by Chef Shawna for an unforgettable dining experience.
To make reservations for group tastings, experiences and tours, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 933-3230.
The Sebastiani Cherryblock Wine Club
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Club members receive discounts on wine and merchandise and complimentary tastings for up to four people. Plus, you will receive complimentary tastings and a minimum 10% discount on wine and merchandise purchases at any of their sister properties.
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Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or other event that requires a beautiful setting and wonderful wine, Sebastiani Vinyards & Winery is the perfect choice. Located in historic Sonoma, California, Sebastiani offers Tuscan architeture, private meeting rooms, outdoor grounds and more.