1998 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
651 cases produced
100% Estate Grown fruit at Larkmead Vineyards
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Aged in 66% new French oak barrels for 20 months
"Medium, ruby color, typical Larkmead aromatics of sandalwood, mineral & spice with subtle roasted coffee notes, dried herbs & an intense floral element. The minerality continues on the palate with flavors of graphite, sweet cedar, bittersweet chocolate and vanillin with a core of concentrated black cherry fruit. Medium bodied with ripe fruit elegance and an expansive mid-palate texture, our 1998 Cabernet has the ripe tannin structure and acid/fruit balance to provide a decade of aging potential, yet has the charm and accessibility for early drinking."
— Andy Smith, Winemaker