The 1999 Vine Cliff Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon continues the tradition of Vine Cliff winemaking at its finest. It displays an intensely concentrated, garnet hue. It is immediately engaging with aromas of rich, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, complemented by brown harvest spices and brown sugar. Subtle cedar and tobacco flavors add to the wine's complexity. On the palate, it is rich and chewy, with fully ripened and integrated tannins. Although approachable now, this wine displays the qualities of aging well.