Sebastiani, Alexander Valley (Sonoma County, California) Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

($40):  The world needs more renditions of Cabernet Sauvignon like this one —  specifically, well-priced and well proportioned.  It delivers ripe, but not over-ripe fruit flavors, and a wisp of vanilla-kissed oak.  But savory and “not just fruit” accents peek through, creating balance and saving it from being fruit-heavy.  Suave tannins mean you can open tonight to drink with the steak that’s coming off the grill.
91 Michael Apstein Apr 21, 2020