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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Clos Pegase Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Clos Pegase Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 52684)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The advantage of being an Estate Winery are never more apparant than in a year like 1999. Facing a late, cool growing season, Estate vineyards can better afford to reduce yields to a minimum, ensuring ripe, if meager crop. A wine of classic styling, with pretty blueberry, cassis and strawberry fruit wed to moderate but firm tannins, and yet none of the herbaceous notes which mark an under-ripe Cabernet.

A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon (68% from Palisades Vineyard and 24% Graveyard Hill), spiced with Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc from the Home Ranch, this elegant release continues the legacy of fine Cabernets from our Estate vines.

"A simple, solid, Napa Cabernet, this wine's red plum fruit feels round and complete. The tannins are perfumed with baking spices and a peppery grip giving a warmth to the finish, ready for roast leg of lamb."
-Wine & Spirits

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About Clos Pegase:

Completed in 1987, Clos Pegase was designed to be a temple to wine on a 47 acre Calistoga vineyard. The winery has a total of 450 acres, mostly located in Carneros. The Clos Pegase label features Pegasus, painted circa 1890 by the French artist Redon. This painting is winery owner Jan Shrem's favorite work of art from his extensive private collection.