Our 1998 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignons dark ruby color tips off a deep and luscious quality throughout. The nose captures your attention with an essence of a dark Lincoln rose, white chocolate and a hint of cumin. Medium-bodied, long, and lingering in the mouth, the wine is packed with flavors of dark chocolate, currant and licorice.
I am fortunate to have the best barrels made to showcase a wine that has come from the field almost perfect. This vintage was aged in a combination of new and older French and American barrels. The combination of age and type of barrel retained the wines excellent balance and depth of fruit while adding an appropriate amount of spice and toast.
I will serve this wine with a thinly sliced teriyaki steak or a hardy vegetable & pasta soup. -Richard B. Sayre, Winemaker