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
Randy Dunn has been making wine under the Dunn label from his vineyard atop Howell Mountain since 1979. The wine are always unique in their profile and the '97 is another ruggedly tannic and hard-edged Cabernet, with lots of cedary oak in the forefront, s —James Laube
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