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257 Ratings
Honig Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) 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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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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 Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator