The 1998 growing season was very warm with plenty of heat in July and August, grapes ripened early and were harvested several weeks ahead of typical. Wines show huge ripe fruit flavors forward in the wines. This will be the first vintage of red wines to reach maturity in the bottle from our estate. Update January 2015: As we continue to taste wines from the 1998 vintage from the library, we continue to be impressed with the fruit, structure and balance these wines continue to exhibit. The wines from 1998 continue to exceed our projections for aging potential of the vintage and continue to show an amazing amount of youth after 18 years. The wines from 1998 should be something to enjoy over the next several years.
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