Napanook is created from grapes grown on the historic Napanook Vineyard in Yountville, Napa Valley. The unique "terroir" and soils in the vineyard establish the base for the earthy and vibrant characteristics of this wine. Napanook is blended from lots in the cellar that were selected for their finesse, lively fruits and subtle tannins.
The 1999 vintage has a deep ruby color, with lush aromas of raspberry jam, vanilla and violets, and a hint of warm mint cocoa. The wine caresses your mouth with a lingering, fruity finish.
The 1999 blend includes 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot.
This wine is ready to drink now, but also enjoyable within the next ten years. Christian Moueix recommends decanting the wine before serving to allow it to reach its full potential.