1998 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
191 Ratings
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191 Ratings
1998 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

Rutherford Cabernet with balanced supple tannins and ripe, dense fruit flavors. In order to build complexity and depth in our wines, we select fruit from various vineyard sites throughout the Napa Valley, each bringing a unique component to the blend. Sites range from our own Rutherford vineyard on the valley floor to various valley and hillside locations. Blending varietals, such as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot, are additional components with which to build wines of uncommon depth and...

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Rutherford Cabernet with balanced supple tannins and ripe, dense fruit flavors. In order to build complexity and depth in our wines, we select fruit from various vineyard sites throughout the Napa Valley, each bringing a unique component to the blend. Sites range from our own Rutherford vineyard on the valley floor to various valley and hillside locations. Blending varietals, such as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot, are additional components with which to build wines of uncommon depth and...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/92
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Although leading with appealing, medium-deep aromas of ripe currants and forest-floor spice, this bottling wanders just a bit off the track as its likeable fruit loses a step and is passed at the finish by coarsening tannins. To be sure, time is required, and four or five years is the minimum wait, but we would be more comfortable about setting a few bottles aside if it showed a bit more fruity stamina.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05