Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon Hand-Crafted to be Balanced, Satiny and Sensual
Sonoma, California — March 16, 2017 — The newest wine offering from Don Sebastiani & Sons, the Sonoma-based, family-owned producer of innovative wine and food products, is Big Smooth, featuring full-bodied, velvety Cabernet Sauvignon and Old Vine Zinfandel that actually live up to their name.
Sebastiani’s Big Smooth lineup includes the inaugural release of a 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing aromas of blackberry and summer plum with toasted coconut and vanilla scents. Sourced from vineyards in the Lodi AVA, this wine offers flavors of savory toasted sage and subtle spearmint, with big fruit flavors and smooth, silky tannins.
The 2015 Zinfandel offers lively aromas of blackberry, purple basil, cocoa, and roasted almonds; on the palate, hints of molasses, dried blueberry and raspberry, with pronounced oak resulting from 12 months on predominantly American (75%) and French oak. Winemaker Greg Kitchens added Merlot to provide mid-palate structure, and Petite Sirah to impart a well-rounded and satin finish.
“Big Smooth is inspired by the understanding that wine itself is an experience,” said Donny Sebastiani, CEO of Don Sebastiani & Sons and a member of the family’s fourth generation of winemakers. “Our vision for Big Smooth is to deliver big, mouth-filling wines that are not only smooth and sensual to drink, but extend that feeling all the way from first glance on the shelf to the last sip from your glass.”
Big Smooth carries that feeling through to the packaging itself, sporting a first-of-its-kind lavish, velvet label and a deep and plush color scheme.
Big Smooth is one of 14 wine brands in the Don Sebastiani & Sons portfolio, supporting the Sebastiani family’s vision of creating “Happy Hour at Home” opportunities. Recently, Don Sebastiani & Sons has introduced product lines complementary to its core wine portfolio, including premium, seasoned nuts; organic, flavored sparkling water; and three 100% Blue Weber agave Tequilas grown and hand-made in Jalisco, Mexico.
Big Smooth wines are available nationwide in restaurants and at retail, and from the winery at a list price of $21.99 per 750-ml bottle. For more information, visit www.bigsmoothwines.com.
About Don Sebastiani & Sons:
Don Sebastiani & Sons is a family-owned company rooted in the Sonoma Valley, with a winery in the Napa Valley. Since 1904, the family’s adventures have often included making and marketing products complementary to wine, and today, products range from wine to water and tequila, to pistachios, almonds, and cashews, all sourced from premier growing regions throughout the world–natural, healthy beverages and foods to complement life’s special occasions and celebrations with family and friends. The company was recently named one of the Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year.
Today, fourth-generation proprietor Donny Sebastiani is expanding his family’s vision to include other aspects of the “Mediterranean Diet” to create a “Happy Hour At Home”, with such products as:
- Small-lot, single-vineyard wines from Sonoma. Including Chardonnay grown on Donny Sebastiani’s home ranch.
- Premium, seasoned almonds, pistachios and cashews called U Gottabee Nutz.
- Organic flavored sparkling water: AquaJava, AquaKola and AquaMocha.
- Craft 100% Blue Weber agave Tequilas grown and hand-made in Jalisco, Mexico: Contigo Plata, El Fumador Reposado, and El Macho Añejo.
For more information about the company, visit http://donsebastianiandsons.com.