1998 Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon3 Ratings
1998 Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine.comThe 1998 growing season was a challenge because of a cooler and wetter than normal spring and summer, followed by rain in late September. Rather than rush to pick, we waited until October 14 to begin harvesting and did not finish until November 4. The resulting Cabernet has a dense, opaque purple color, and lots of black cherry, bitter chocolate and cassis-like fruit, full ripeness and outstanding concentration, a rich texture and a fat, chewy finish. Enjoyable now, the wine will age for twelve or more years.
International Wine CellarRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 96, May/June 2001. Full ruby. Aromas of black cherry, licorice, shoe polish and bitter chocolate. Concentrated and ripe but a bit tough in the mouth; in a distinctly dryer style than the '99. Flavors dominated by cassis and licorice. Finishes with rugged tannins. Built to age. There actually about 14.5% alcohol here, according to winemaker Philippe Melka.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132.
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 85 (slightly worse than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>