Hartwell Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
|Appellation||Stags Leap District|
Wine SpectatorA solid effort, with layers of ripe, rich, grapey currant and plum-laced fruit flavors. Toasty oak adds dimension, and the flavor turns complex and spicy, with supple tannins. Tempting now, but worthy of short-term cellaring. Best from 2002 through 2008.
Wine AdvocateThis deep ruby-colored, elegant Cabernet offers notes of spicy French oak intermixed with black currants, cranberries, vanilla, and floral scents. It is medium-bodied and stylish, with unobtrusive tannin as well as acidity. This measured, attractive effort should drink well for 12+ years.