Michel-Schlumberger Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 37646
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

In abnormal vintages, terroir, the uniqueness due to all aspects of vineyard site, can be everything. In spite of a warm summer, our Cabernet harvest was late, beginning well after mid-October, finishing with 128 days of maturing time between bloom and harvest. Because of this long maturation, the fruit had ample time to achieve the ripe tannin necessary for the paradoxically soft, while eminently age-worthy, red wine high in healthy mouth-filling tannin. Some have dubbed this the "yummy factor." Whatever you call it, this wine has plenty. It is lovely, rich textured, approachable, and thoroughly enjoyable. The vineyardÕs intrinsic quality comes through in the wineÕs depth of flavor. The more hedonistic fruity flavors and inviting texture are supported by pleasant earth-tones and the spice common to our wines. These are the aromas that will come forward, center stage, as the wine matures, suggesting "cedar-y" cigar boxes and redwood forests. - Winemaker Fred Payne

Learn About Michel-Schlumberger

Established in 1979, the benchland vineyards of Michel-Schlumberger overlook Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. Influenced by his family's four hundred years of grape growing and winemaking in Alsace, owner Jacques Schlumberger is committed to producing small lots of fine wine imprinted with the property's distinct terroir.Winemaker Fred Payne applies the highest standards to...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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