Michel-Schlumberger Cabernet Sauvignon, 1998
Michel-Schlumberger winery is located on the western hillsides of Dry Creek Valley and has a well-earned reputation for its excellent Bordeaux varieties. They take pride in their sustainable wine growing techniques. Sonoma County is one of the great wine regions of California and this wine has a beautiful expression of the region. We bought this bottle at the winery and had it cellared for the past 6 years. This wine has a medium ruby-red color with a scarlet rim. On the nose is sweet dark fruit with exotic spice and green tea. This is a medium bodied wine with a complex mix of black cherries, fig, spice, rhubarb, slate and cedar. Supple tannins combine with some expressive acidity to keep it interesting. The finish is lingering and harmonious. We enjoyed this with a casual weekend dinner off the grill. The present vintage of this wine retails for about $38.