Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Day 117 Drink: San Sebastian Vintners Red
San Sebastian Winery was founded in 1996 in St. Augustine, Fla. The winery makes table, sparkling and dessert wines from hybrid and muscadine grapes.
San Sebastian Winery produces wine from hybrids such as Stover, Suwannee and Blanc Du Bois and from varieties of Muscadines including Carlos, Welder and Noble. Because of its limited distribution, to get the wine you need to visit Florida's Atlantic coast around Jacksonville and St. Augustine.
San Sebastian Vintners Red is made with the Noble grape and has a slightly sweet aroma. The color is a purple red. The overall flavor is light, with a black cherry base. It is not overly sweet, but the wine tastes more like it has been made with berries than grapes. An interesting red for the summer.