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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Buena Vista Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Buena Vista Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 41090)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $16.19

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 1998 Carneros Estate Cabernet Sauvignon opens with scents of cedar, tobacco and dark ripe berry fruit. On the palate this wine shows great balance with forward blackberry fruit and subtle notes of chocolate. Through the mid-palate it exhibits softer flavors of vanilla and oak supported by pleasantly smooth tannins. Hints of mint and faint eucalyptus grace the lengthy finish.

The full-bodied flavors of the 1998 Carneros Estate Cabernet Sauvignon make it a wonderful accompaniment to many full flavored foods. Try it with roasted meats, wild game or rich pasta dishes.

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About Buena Vista Winery:

Founded in 1857 as California's first premium winery, Buena Vista, under the direction of winemaker Jeff Stewart, is a leader in cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah. Straddling Sonoma County in the southern end of the Carneros appellation, the 523-acre Ramal Vineyard Estate is broken up into 167 small blocks, with 21 different clones of Chardonnay and 13 different clones of Pinot Noir, and is set along rolling south-facing hillsides overlooking the San Pablo Bay. The Ramal Vineyard is the crown jewel of all Carneros.

Most winemakers will agree that cool-climate wines like Pinot Noir are the most difficult to produce. And most will agree that Jeff Stewart does so with unparalleled success. Jeff comes to Buena Vista with over 15 years of achievement in cool-climate viticulture and his focus on gentle handling of the grapes and temperature moderation produces wines with complexity, character and depth.