The 1999 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2002
The product of a near-perfect growing season, this is one of the most complex and
mouthfilling renditions of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to date. Blended to
showcase the rich diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings together
grapes from some of the valley's most acclaimed winegrowing appellations and includes a
mix of mountain and valley floor fruit. Aromas of ripe currant, spearmint, marzipan and
tobacco lead to intense flavors of blackberry and black cherry, all supported by a subtle
framework of French oak, which adds nuance, depth and dimension to the finish.
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
"A tremendous Cabernet, one of the last to come from the great 2007 vintage. Drinking perfectly now, it’s a soft, smooth sipper, with lush flavors of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cocoa and cedar. The addition of Merlot brings a soft, mellowed mouthfeel. Picking up bottle bouquet at the age of four, it will continue to gain traction for many years.
"Firm, rich, intense and layered, with loamy earth and herb-laced currant, blackberry, mineral and cedar flavors. Full-bodied, tight and focused, an impressive young wine that needs aeration. Drink now through 2021."