Kathryn Kennedy Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 54997
  • red wine
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1999 harvest season shaped up to be the latest on record and most definitely one of the very finest Cabernet vintages in our winery's quarter century history. The season really tested my skills in making picking decisions. Due to extremely cool summer weather followed by two weeks of dry blazing heat during October, the vines presented a wide range of maturing combined with some stressed vines showing cluster dehydration. Our normal eleven vineyard blocks were further subdivided and an unprecedented degree of care was used by picking at different times for selective sub blocks, some as small as 10 vines. That measure combined with a long warm and dry Indian summer lasting until Nov. 7th., has allowed a Cabernet of monumental scale and ripeness. The crop size was slightly above average, with over 800 cases produced. "Our 1999 Cabernet will be worthy to hold the distinction as our last "vintage of the century".

The Kathryn Kennedy estate vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines cover gentle slopes in Saratoga, California on the inland side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Eight acres of vines were planted on their own roots by Kathryn in 1973. Excellent soil, a climate possessing just the right amount of marine influence, and personal attention combine to yield outstanding grapes. Each vintage is grown by hand and vinified in small lots followed by gentle barrel aging with 90% French oak. The result is big, full-flavored wine with deep color and a decade or more of aging potential.

Learn About Kathryn Kennedy

The Kathern Kennedy estate vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines cover gentle slopes in Saratoga, California on the inland side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Eight acres of vines were planted on their own roots by Kennedy in 1973. Each vintage is grown by hand and vinified in small lots followed by gentle barrel aging.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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