1998 Kendall-Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon Great Estates Alexander Valley
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 85

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $27.00 ()
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

This wine was quite tannic, and it seemed to lack the warm-hearted core that promising young Cabs often have in the midst of the tannin. Some smoky cherry fruit with a touch of mint, accompanied by an astringent and unyielding mouth feel. Tannic, attenuated finish. Maybe we tasted this at a closed stage and it will develop more charm with age, but we doubt it. (Price estimated: we've seen it quoted as low as $27 and as high as $40.) - WB team 2003-10-04

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