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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.
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