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Vintage Charts
Cabernet Sauvignon

91-93
87-89
NYR
Supple and balanced; expect solid values in Sonoma
93
87
Drink or hold
Excellent weather; many stunning wines, a few disappointments
85
81
Drink
Overall mixed and a bit green, but some stellar wines that may be overlooked and undervalued
97
87
Drink or hold
Tremendous depth, concentration and structure from a cool, moderate year; age-worthy
84
82
Drink
Cool, damp year with mostly green, herbal wines marked by gritty tannins. Few memorable wines
99
90
Drink or hold
Huge crop of ripe, opulent, fleshy, concentrated wines, from near-perfect weather. Super in Sonoma too
96
88
Drink
A sleeper, with a remarkable number of compelling wines. Warm year with fine concentration and depth
97
86
Drink or hold
Surprisingly fine year, with wines marked by great flavors, balance and structure
97
88
Drink
A showy year all around; ripe, complex and fleshy, with excellent depth
88
88
Drink
Just off the pace, with well-balanced, supple wines and a few stars
93
86
Drink
Fine growing season led to uniformly rich, fleshy, supple and balanced wines
91
86
Drink
A star early on, only to be eclipsed by others this decade. Big crop, ripe and complex
89
86
Drink
Small crop but many deeply concentrated wines that have aged well
85
81
Drink
Big crop. Cool year and rain at harvest made it challenging,
83
83
Drink
A small crop, very early maturing led to simple wines with earthy, diluted flavors
95
87
Drink
Small crop, early harvest, but some impressive wines mixing ripe flavors with fine structure
96
87
Drink
A big crop with lots of intense, richly flavored wines
97
87
Drink
A superstar at the time, ripe, rich and fleshy, with superb balance; many still quite showy