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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 47665)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $23.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A massive wine with intense berry fruit aromas. This multi-layered wine features ripe black cherry, blackberry, and cassis flavors with chocolate, cedar, mint, and herbal notes. Rich and full in the mouth, jammy fruit flavors continue throughout this highly extracted wine. Finely proportioned oak completes the long, balanced finish.
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About Dry Creek Vineyard:

In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending.

Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit separately, and then blending carefully for each final cuvee. Dry Creek Vineyard is also a leader in the stewardship of pre-Prohibition Zinfandel vines and vineyards, and has isolated a clone, called the "Heritage Clone," which is bottled separately from their "Old Vines" Zinfandel (containing wine only from vines no younger than 50 years old), and which has made very promising wines.