Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Rocking Horse Garvey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 1998
Rocking Horse Garvey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 1998
(search item no. 16575)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 1998 Cabernet is an exceptional wine from yet another exceptional year. The fruit was picked in mid-October with an ideal brix reading of 23.8. The wine was held in small French and American Oak barrels for a period of 20 months and lightly filtered to protect the wine and maximize the texture and feel on the palate. This delicious Rutherford Cabernet exhibits typical rich plum flavors along with a proprietary black cherry and a bouquet of dried flower characteristics. The 1998 Cabernet is young, a little wild, but will continue to evolve with proper bottle aging and storage. This strikingly complex vineyard designated Cabernet will compliment grilled rib eye steaks and comparable foods.
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About Rocking Horse:

Established in 1989, Rocking Horse is a small quality producer of ultra premium red wines. It was proprietors Jeff and Nancy Doran’s desire to produce the absolute best wines from legendary growing regions. That quest quietly led them from a backyard bottling line, producing a limited 600 cases, to their current 8,000 case production level. Early in the building years a conscious decision was made to purchase fruit from growers and let them do what they do best. Extreme care is taken to marry the proper vineyard site and appellation with the appropriate varietals.

Trademark wines are typically “made in the vineyard” and picked at optimum ripeness to ensure a silky full mouth feel and dark crimson purple hue. Each wine is true to its varietal character and offers many layers of complexity. The name Rocking Horse was developed over time from an in-house collection of art, a sense of belonging and a playful reminder of dreams come true. Memorable in nature yet understated by design, the name touches the heart of Americana and lingers on... well after the evening’s wonderful meal.