Fife Max Cuvee 1998

Red Blends from Russian River, California

Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 12750
  • red wine
  • WS87
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

The nearly opaque, deep purple color introduces the bouquet of black fruit, licorice, and exotic spice. On the palate it is dense and profound, with opulent, wild fruit and spice flavors accented by a touch of toasty oak and attractive earthy notes. This is a seamless wine of great power and intensity. While the wine is delicious now, we think it will be at its best with a least two, but up to fifteen years of cellaring.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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