The 1999 growing season was warm, with delayed ripening, late harvest and low crop levels.
Grapes were allowed to hang on the vines longer for increased
maturity, resulting in intense, ripe fruit character.
Sourced from mature Napa Valley vineyards with low crop
levels, sparse clusters and small individual berries producing
intense, concentrated flavors and aromas.
Collins vineyard, Conn Creek's original vineyard, provided the
backbone of the 1999 bottling.
Intense aromas of black cherry, cassis and plum are tinged with
vanilla, anise and pepper. This is a luscious, full-bodied, wellbalanced
wine packed with flavors of ripe plum, blackberry, oak
and mocha with a lingering, velvety finish. This is a classic Napa