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.