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1998 Viader Vineyards Cabernet Blend Napa Valley

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$80.00

Ratings

IWC 89
WA 88
WS 95

Quick Overview

The Viader blend captures an ideal balance between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc...

Product Overview

The Viader blend captures an ideal balance between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc contributes to the early approachability, elegant structure and violet-like aromatics while the Cabernet Sauvignon adds complexity and character as well as providing the backbone structure for long aging potential. Viader is made from the finest selection of our hillside estate on Howell Mountain. Viader is aged 24 months in French oak barrels.

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1998
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Viader Vineyards
Region Napa Valley
Color Red
Country USA
Featured Product No
Price $80.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 89
Medium red. Mellow aromas of plum and woodsmoke. Supple and plummy in the mouth, with subtle notes of chocolate and tobacco. A fairly approachable wine already, finishing with ripe tannins and good length. This shows virtually none of the leafy character it displayed shortly after the bottling last July.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 88
This restrained 1998 (a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Cabernet Franc) recalls a Medoc claret. The wine unfolds gracefully on the palate to reveal flavors of black currants, tar, earth, creamy vanillin, and subtle oak. A medium to full-bodied, stylish, elegant red that requires some introspection, this impressive offering can be drunk now as well as over the next 12-15 years.-Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 95
Extraordinarily rich, deep, complex and concentrated, yet remarkably elegant and graceful, this deft red blend reveals layers of exotic spice, black cherry, currant, coffee, tobacco and cedary notes ending in a long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2002 through 2008. 3,500 cases made. –JL
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