Friday, March 4, 2016

Gravel Bed Red

In stock now at all 4 locations!!!!!

Does not happen very often!!!
97 Points and $16.99

We tasted this wine and loved it!
We had the distributor order us 56 cases for us a few weeks ago!!
It arrived on Tuesday and then this happened....
It scored 97 Points from Robert Parker just an hour ago!!! 
We knew it was a winner!

2013 Sebastiani Gravel Bed Red...$16.99
The 2013 Gravel Bed Proprietary Red is a Bordeaux blend which I assume is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes from the rockiest sites that Sebastiani owns in Sonoma County. This is a spectacular wine, with blueberry and blackberry fruit, some notes of gravel (as the name suggests), full-bodied opulence, and a multi-layered, almost skyscraper-like mouthfeel, yet it is light on its feet for such great intensity and richness. This is a stunner and another tour de force from winemaker Mark Lyon. This full-bodied classic should drink well for 25-30 years.

If you haven’t noticed the qualitative efforts by winemaker Mark Lyon and the Sebastiani team over the last decade or more, it’s time to take notice. Not only are the wines realistically priced, but the quality is very impressive, and some great values can be found. The six wines I tasted while in Sonoma in January include the following
Rated 97/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocat


2013 Sebastiani Gravel Bed Red...$16.99

"If you have not noticed, @SebastianiWines is kicking ass regarding high quality!”-Robert Parker via Twitter

Well actually Mr. Parker we noticed here at The Wine and Cheese Place and tasted the Sebastiani 2013 Gravel Bed Red thought it was incredicble and that is why we bought a palet of the fantastic wine!!  The 2012 Sebastiani Gravel Bed Red was rated 94/100 by Robert Parker and judging by the quality of the 2013 vintage we think the 2013 Gravel Bed Red is at least the equal of 2012 if not even better. The best part is our price, $16.99.

$35 at the winery!
Look where the fruit comes from!!!  It is a red blend but 62% of it is Cabernet!

"....features Cabernet from three superb, rocky/volcanic sites in Sonoma Valley: Cherryblock, Mountain Terraces and Bedrock."

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