(1998 Vintage) 1998 was our 'El Nino' year where we had twice our average rainfall. Our Spring, which usually begins in late February, didnt show until early May. As soon as it stopped raining, the sun came out and never went away, resulting in a relatively 'normal' harvest. Yields were down from early Spring rains that knocked off some of the flowers on the Cabernet Franc, but considering the extremes of the vintage, we were happy with the results.The 1998 Niebaum-Coppola Estate Cabernet Franc has the classic ...
Wine & Spirits(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator