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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Clos Pegase Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Clos Pegase Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 17778)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The advantage of being an Estate Winery are never more apparant than in a year like 1998. Facing a late, cool growing season, Estate vineyards can better afford to reduce yields to a minimum, ensuring ripe, if meager crop. A wine of classic styling, with pretty blueberry, cassis and strawberry fruit wed to moderate but firm tannins, and yet none of the herbaceous notes which mark an under-ripe Cabernet. A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon (68% from Palisades Vineyard and 24% Graveyard Hill), spiced with Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc from the Home Ranch, this elegant release continues the legacy of fine Cabernets from our Estate vines.
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About Clos Pegase:

Completed in 1987, Clos Pegase was designed to be a temple to wine on a 47 acre Calistoga vineyard. The winery has a total of 450 acres, mostly located in Carneros. The Clos Pegase label features Pegasus, painted circa 1890 by the French artist Redon. This painting is winery owner Jan Shrem's favorite work of art from his extensive private collection.