Since its creation, Cherryblock has been our flagship wine at Sebastiani. The majority of the fruit is sourced from our original Old Vines block of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1961. Our goal is to create a benchmark Cabernet that possesses the elegance, structure and terroir-driven aromatics only found in Cherryblock.
Varietal composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
The 2019 vintage opens with terroir-driven aromatics of crème de cassis, black cherry, baked plum and all-spice. These aromas carry through to a palate that is well structured and full-bodied, with youthful yet firm tannins. A long echoing finish provides additional notes of dark fruit, earth and toasted oak. While drinking well in its youth, this wine will continue to improve and gain complexity over the next 10+ years.