Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 458
  • red wine
  • WS87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

1996 was an extremely small harvest. Traditionally in great wine producing areas, this means grapes of high intensity, color, flavor and tannins, and it is exactly what the 1996 harvest produced here. This is a classic 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the creation of Sequoia Grove from six outstanding vineyards in the Rutherford-Oakvile area. However, unlike previous years this very intense vintage needs a bit more time to open up for optimum enjoyment, but will of course age beautifully. Whatever wait might be entailed will be well worth it, as we feel this is one of the great years of the 1990s.

Learn About Sequoia Grove Map ItMap It

Sequoia Grove is located in the prime Rutherford District of the California Napa Valley. Rutherford is renowned for producing some of America's finest quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The 24-acre estate is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pitit Verdot, Malbec, and Chardonnay vines. These choice vineyards yeilded their first estate bottled Chardonnay in 1980...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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