Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 54266
  • red wine
  • WS86

Winemaker's Notes

In a word or two: A New Direction in Winemaking!

In 1999 we harvested most all the Cab vineyard in the middle of the night! The goal was to deliver night-cooled fruit to the winery for early morning crushing in order to maximize the ripe, fresh fruit flavors from the resting vines. Additionally, our once-young replanted vines are now maturing and producing grapes of greatly improved depth and complexity. To top it off, we are harvesting later in the season than in previous vintages as we seek the holy grail of optimal ripeness.

Though still relatively young, the resulting wine, shows strikingly improved approachability and ripe flavors of juicy black cherry, raspberry, chocolate and spice. Aromatic of cherry, spice, and bay. Gentle tannins give way to a long, rich finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon 99 % Cabernet Franc 1 % Barrel Aging: 18 months in French chateau barrels

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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