Robert Pecota Karas Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$40.99
Item No. 56720
  • red wine
  • WS90
  • W&S89
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Winemaker's Notes

This vintage marks the post-phylloxera evolution of Kara's Vineyard. With higher proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this wine is a complex, Bordeaux- style wine. It shows multiple layers of cinnamon spice, cherry and plum, some chocolate, and the sweet scent of cedar. Moderate tannins are soft and elegant, and the black cherry fruit typical of Kara's Vineyard lingers long on the palate. Elegant and well balanced. Bottled unfiltered.

Learn About Robert Pecota

Robert Pecota founded the winery in 1978 after a career in San Francisco as a coffee roaster and tea packer. Moving from the intense aromas of coffee to the perfumes of fine wine was a natural transition. The vineyards and winery are at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley, tucked at the foot of Mount St. Helena at 500 feet elevation. The rocky soils and climate are best suited...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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