1998 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
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Oakville has become recognized as one of the world’s preeminent wine regions for elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, and this wine demonstrates why. Stored in our cellars since its original release, this wine is delightful youthful and ready to enjoy. The fruit for this Cabernet comes from our Oakville Estate and carefully selected lots from our grower neighbors.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES
Color and Aromas: Deep crimson in color with a touch of brick on the edges. Big and intense on the nose, it is more youthful than expected. Dark plum and dried black currant fruit are complemented with cedar, leather, anise and molasses notes.
Palate: This wine opens crisp, lively and still quite fresh, with bright mixed red and black fruits. It moves through layers of candied cherries, big phenolics, plush tannins and a very nicely balanced acidity, before fading into a long, juicy, sweet fruit finish.
Assessment: Sometimes the press gets it wrong. A vintage that was initially panned is aging dramatically better than other acclaimed vintages of the period. This wine still has plenty of time left to age and enjoy, though it is certainly showing exceptionally well now.
— Director of Winegrowing Cameron Parry, July 2020
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