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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 26266)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $22.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon offers dark cherry, ripe prune, and fig aromas nicely shaded with mocha and coffee. Full bodied, glowing with blackberry and black currant flavors, the rich palate shows great balance with a bright acidity and rich, smooth tanins lingering on the generous finish. Drink now or save a few bottles - this one has the intensity to last in the cellar.

Alcohol: 13.7%

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About Gordon Brothers Cellars:

The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.