I just finished installing our new kitchen faucet and for whatever reason I’m hankering for some vino. I guess I’m on a Sebastiani kick, but the wife wouldn’t let me open up the 2005 Secolo, so I found this bottle in the “cellar.”
Not sure what the blend is, but it says aged for 13 months in French oak. All I know is that it has that great Alexander Valley mouth feel. I just love it.
Okay, so here goes. (sniffy sniff anyone?) I’d say the nose has a touch of that licorice or anise seed smell, powered by a big fruity character, probably currant with black cherry. There is a hint of sweet leather or sweet pipe tobacco at the end.
It tastes so good. It starts a bit slow but picks up some steam with big ripe fruit and that fantastic Alexander Valley mid palate tannins, and covers the tongue through the finish with that stone/minerality that is typical of the AVA.
I’m guessing 88 points on the RP scale, a solid B+ A- on my “Steve Paulo” scale.
Enjoy this wine with a big thick Medium-Rare Fillet…. Yum!