Beautifully polished, ripe and intricate Cabernet from an awesome vintage, with layers of rich currant, plum, mocha, sage and floral notes, finishing long and firm, with a complex aftertaste. Best from 2002 through 2012. 19,500 cases made. —James Laube
Al Brounstein has been producing dark, muscular Cabernets from his various vineyard sites on Diamond Mountain for 25 years, and his '98s continue his run of excellence. Dark and sturdy, this is an immense, structured wine built for the long haul, deliveri —James Laube
From Spain's small northeastern appellation of Priorat, comes this outstanding red. It's produced from Pasanau's high-altitude Cabernet vineyard. Intense. Ripe fruit coats the palate first, then darker flavors of coffee, anise and minerals emerge and ling —Thomas Matthews
Etude winemaker Tony Soter recently gave up the consulting side of his career to focus on his own Etude label, and he now seems to be making his best wines ever. The '97 Etude Cab is a wine of great structure, deliciously rich and complex, deep and fragra —James Laube
This California Cabernet grows on you. Rich and earthy, with complex herb, currant, sage and cedary oak, all folded together nicely, finishing with a complex, concentrated aftertaste. Best from 2002 through 2010. 15,400 cases made. —James Laube
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