This wine is sourced from a steep 75 acre vineyard on the slopes of Mt. Vedeer. The vines were planted in the mid 1980's. These wines show very good aging potential. 1998 was the estates first commercial vintage and the wine was made at Napa Wine Co. The winery (but not the label) has since been sold to Plumpjack for their CADE brand. Decanted 2 hours before drinking. Paired with sous vide marinated lamb chops and a Black Forest mushroom and Parmesan risotto. Deep purple color without any bricking. Forest floor and raw mushrooms on the nose. Soft approachable tannins with notes of black licorice, iron and cassis. Round elegant finish. 93 points.