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.