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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Leducq Vineyards Sylviane Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Leducq Vineyards Sylviane Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 55148)

PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $33.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 Sylviane Cabernet displays a nose of rich dark fruit, cocco and hints of smoke. Round on the palate, strawberry jam and spice give way to a lingering finish featuring subtle tannins, tobacco tones and black currants.

The color, tannins and flavors were extracted using traditional Bordeaux techniques and the wine aged for 21 months in small French oak barrels. It was then fined with egg whites and bottled.

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About Leducq Vineyards:

Leducq Vineyards is an established Napa Valley wine producer focusing on limited production of red Bordeaux-style wines. The property is named after founder Jean Leducq, a Parisian businessman.

The cornerstone of Leducq is the associated 41.5-acre estate vineyard located just north of the town of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. It is a beautifully situated, well-drained, gently sloped parcel planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The front 35 acres of the Ehlers Lane property were purchased in the late 1980s. In 2001 Leducq Vineyards reunited the front acreage with the historic Ehler's Lane winery (Est. 1886) and the northern vineyards.

The vineyard was developed with the help of world famous French enologist, Jacques Boissenot who directed all aspects of vineyard development including vine spacing, trellising systems, clonal and rootstock selections and farming regimes. With the implementation of his winemaking and vineyard programs, Mr. Boissenot established Leducq’s style. In 1999, Leducq Vineyards engaged longtime Napa Valley Winemaker Nils Venge as consulting winemaker. The winemaking team believes in the importance of terroir in the creation of an exceptional wine. The site, soil, climate, variety, clones, yield and berry size all contribute to intensely flavored grapes with ripe tannins. Strict adherence to French winemaking techniques, such as barrel to barrel racking every 3 months and egg white fining to polish the wine, is integral to the creation of Leducq Vineyards' style.