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Magazine Archives: April 30, 2009

Few '98 California Cabs Still Shine

James Laube
Issue: April 30, 2009

Rainy, damp, cold weather isn't Cabernet weather, yet that's what shaped the 1998 vintage in California. One of the coolest vintages of the past quarter-century, with the devastating weather of El Niño bringing torrents of rain, it was the only year in the 1990s that failed to produce an abundance of great Cabernets.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 23, 2009.

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