Showket Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 53980
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS93
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Rich, ripe, supple and harmonious, with plush, concentrated currant, plum and black cherry fruit that's highlighted by spicy notes and pretty, toasty oak shadings. Finishes with a long, lingering after-taste that keeps revealing extra flavor facets.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe, rich, supple and harmonious, with plush, concentrated currant, plum and black cherry fruit, highlighted by spicy notes and pretty toasty oak shadings. Finishes with a long, lingering aftertaste that keeps revealing extra flavor facets."
93 Points

"The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon (5% Cabernet Franc is included in the blend) is an elegant, pretty effort offering black currant flavors intermixed with spicy oak and floral notes. The wine possesses a plush texture, impeccable purity, fine balance, and a medium to full-bodied, long finish."
90 Points

Learn About Showket

In 1988, along with their son Ziyad, Kal and Dorothy Showket moved to Napa Valley. After searching for three years for just the right property, they bought an existing but decimated Vineyard in the eastern hillsides overlooking Oakville, California. Oak root fungus had devastated a vast majority of the vines. Phyloxera damage took its toll on most of the rest. The Showkets knew...

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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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