California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets

Great aromatics, balance and elegance define the new vintage, with Napa Valley leading the way
James Laube
Issue: November 15, 2007

Although many Napa Valley winemakers expected the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage to shine, the high quality that was ultimately achieved seems to have surprised a few. Though there was less hype for this vintage than typically accompanies a new class of wines, make no mistake: This is truly a great vintage.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 18, 2007.

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