Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Dynamite Vineyards Dynamite Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Dynamite Vineyards Dynamite Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(search item no. 538)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The naming of this wine was inspired by the dynamiting that was necessary to carve our vineyard and winery out of the rugged rocky slopes of Mt. Veeder, which separates the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Certain exposures and altitudes in our vineyard can produce grapes which, through careful vinification, yield a softer and more supple wine which retains the complexity and intensity of its mountain heritage without requiring the long bottle aging of our more tannic estate blends. The Dynamite Cabernet is crafted to be delightful to drink in its fruity youth as well as in its cellared maturity.
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About Dynamite Vineyards:

With its name inspired by the method that workers used to create the original vineyard site on the rocky slopes of the Sonoma Valley, Dynamite Vineyards captured the public’s imagination when its 1991 vintage was released. More importantly, with their full-flavored character, approachable style and unbeatable value, Dynamite Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were soon winning awards and fans.

As consumer demand grew for these impressive wines, Dynamite Vineyards gradually expanded its vineyard sources to include grapes grown throughout the North Coast (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties), primarily in mountain vineyards. In order to support its continued growth, Dynamite will soon move to a new facility close to vineyards in Lake County’s highly regarded Red Hills growing area. The colorful Dynamite Vineyards labels change each vintage while the wine maintains consistent quality and superb value.