1991 Schweiger Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Collegiate Edition

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Spring Mountain District
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  • otisabdul wrote: 97 points

    May 18, 2005 - Mark Horvatich brought this superb bottle to dinner the other night and shared some interesting background about it. The wine was made during a time when the Schweigers were growing fruit for other Spring Mountain wineries. Fred Schweiger asked Philip Togni to make a wine from their estate fruit in commemoration of Andy Schweiger’s graduation from college. It was never released for sale. Mark was given a few bottles by the Schweigers after having dinner with them.

    The first thing that stands out about this wine is the color. It is dark purple and still blue on the edges. Could easily be mistaken for an ’02. The nose is explosive, with fragrant aromas of pure blackberry fruit, violets, and mustard seed. Big, generous, ripe cassis palate, with a touch of minerality. Absolutely seamless, yet powerful in that inimitable mountain cab way. Luscious finish. Very interesting tannic profile – the tannins are almost separate from the wine. You don’t realize they are in there until the very end of the finish where an almost invisible high-toned astringency nearly levitates from your tongue. Probably the best red wine I’ve had this year. Thanks Mark!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1991
  • Type Red
  • Producer Schweiger Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Collegiate Edition
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Spring Mountain District

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