ITEM 73595

1996 Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch Napa Valley

$349.98

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Wine Rating:

98WA 93ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1996

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 points

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch reveals a blueberry/blackberry, creme de cassis character with smoky oak, new saddle leather, licorice, dried herbs, and mineral scents. Expansive, with terrific intensity, purity, and overall symmetry, it has noticeable tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030.

Review Date: January 2000

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

Deep ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, maple syrup, game, cedar and wintermint initially rather high-pitched but showed a stronger '96-typical torrefaction aspect with aeration. Very deep and layered, but with none of the easy sweetness that characterizes so much Napa cabernet. A rather Old World style of cabernet, with slightly sauvage flavors of dark berries, leather and blood. Finishes subtle, spicy and very long, with substantial but rather suave tannins. Structured to reward time in bottle.

Review Date: November 2000