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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Venge Vineyards Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Venge Vineyards Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 124012)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Powerful, ripe, complex and memorable. These words speak loudly of this rich and bold wine born from a quintessential Napa Valley vintage. From the first moments in the glass, this deep red Cabernet Sauvignon absolutely comes to life. The nose is layered with fragrances of ripe black cherry, integrated oak vanillin and a light dusting of black pepper spice. With a bit of time to open up, subtle layers of French barrel roast and es-presso mingle the nuances. Fresh and ripe fruit flavors of cherries, plums and currants lead the charge on the early palate attack. Typical of a young Oakville Cabernet, the structure and makeup is youthful but gives way to the pure red stone fruit flavors that make up the true heart and soul of this wine.
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About Venge Vineyards:

The Venge (ven-ghee) family has farmed vitis viniferra varieties in Napa Valley for nearly a half-century. It is a journey that began when Knud Venge migrated from Denmark to the United States in the early 1900’s. Knud's son, Per Venge, found his passion in the wine and spirits industry and started Vencom Imports, focusing on the importation of Western European fine wines and spirits. It was Per's son, Nils Venge, who left the family business in the 1960's with a vision to study viticulture at UC Davis and establish the family namesake as an icon within the winegrowing community.