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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 54172)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $29.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 Valley Cabernet.

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About Conn Creek Winery:

Conn Creek is a boutique winery on the Silverado Trail in the Rutherford district. For 40 years, the winery has focused on Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-styled wines. In search of the best Cabernet Sauvignon, we've discovered many exceptional single-vineyard sites throughout Napa Valley.

Today, Conn Creek sources fruit from prized vineyards in nearly all of Napa Valley's 15 renowned sub-appellations to provide winemaker Mike McGrath with an unparalleled palette from which to blend each wine. It's an approach that captures the "Best of Napa Valley."