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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Backsberg Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Backsberg Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 23365)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $14.49

Winemaker's Notes:

A hint of mint in a mingle of green, herby notes along with some ripe berry fruits. Fairly light, but well balanced mouth, with distinct yet juicy tannins. Long, well fruited, dry finish. Enjoy now, yet has the potential to develop over the next 4 to 6 years.
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About Backsberg:

Klein Babylonstoren (the small tower of Babylon) was purchased by CL Back, an immigrant from Lithuania, in 1916. Over the years the farming activities have shifted from being a mixed farm with fruit, vineyards, grain and livestock to primarily a fruit farm producing over a thousand tons of peaches, to predominantly a wine farm by 1970.

Second generation owner Sydney Back came to the farm in 1936. He took the estate to great heights through a combination of hard work and innovative ideas.

Third generation owner Michael Back joined the family business in 1976. Over the years the estate has grown to its present size of almost 300 ha through the selective purchase of additional land in the neighbourhood. A young fourth generation awaits their opportunity to carry on the tradition of fine wine and brandy making.