Sebastiani 2016 Merlot, North Coast, Named to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100

November 20, 2019

The Sebastiani 2016 Merlot, North Coast, earned a spot (#71) on Wine Enthusiast’s coveted Enthusiast 100 year-end list of the best wines for 2019. Awarding the wine 91 points, Wine Enthusiast’s Jim Gordon wrote...

Well-balanced and nicely concentrated, this full-bodied wine fills its firm frame with a core of rich black cherry and shades of roast beef and pepper. It shows firm tannins and good acidity to counter the deep fruit notes.

­This Merlot comes from select vineyard sites within California’s North Coast. ­e majority of the fruit comes from Lake County where volcanic, rocky soils and dramatic mountainside vineyards provide intense wines of structure and concentration. ­e remainder is from Sonoma County and the Central Coast. ­e result is a synergy of intense flavors and distinction

“Bright, fruit forward and complex are just some of the ways to describe our 2016 North Coast Merlot,” writes Sebastiani Head Winemaker David Nakaji. “It presents a striking ruby red color, with raspberry, black tea and pencil shaving aromas. ­The palate is medium to full bodied with flavors of black plum, cranberries and a hint of chocolate. ­The bright fruit persists on the finish, intertwined with soft tannins.”

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Earn 3x FFWS Points on Sebastiani This Weekend

To celebrate Sebastiani being named to Wine Enthusiast's Enthusiast 100, The Foley Food & Wine Society is awarding members triple points for every dollar they spend on purchases of all Sebastiani wines at retail or restaurant locations, beginning today, Friday, November 22 through Monday, November 25. Members must submit their receipts from purchases made of Sebastiani wines though The Foley Food & Wine Society app to earn triple the points for the total spent on Foley Family Wines. This offer is limited to purchases made from 12:01am Friday, November 22, through 11:59pm Monday, November 25. Purchases made before and after this window will continue to earn members one point for every dollar spent on Foley Family Wines.

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