1998 Merryvale Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

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JJB 94
Chris Greene - JJ Buckley, November 2012
Dense core with a rim edging towards brick. Initial aromas of tamari cola nut blackberry and black cherry gives way to a bouquet of prune leather dusty earth and a hint of camphor. The palate entry is still youthful... Dense core with a rim edging towards brick. Initial aromas of tamari cola nut blackberry and black cherry gives way to a bouquet of prune leather dusty earth and a hint of camphor. The palate entry is still youthful hanging on to the fresh blackberry and currant fruit evolving into tertiary notes of dried underbrush bell pepper dried fruits and leather. The bell pepper and herbal qualities carry through into the medium-long finish. Tannins have softened a lot but are substantial enough to complement your prime rib or pot roast. Acidity keeps this quite alive zippy even. Lots of life left in this gentle giant but it's in its prime now.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1998