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Date Printed: 10/19/2014
Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 55270)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From an outstanding vintage, this Cabernet Sauvignon is always a great value from California. An open aroma dominated by dark, blackberry and currant-like fruit. Nearly two years aging in small barrels has added complex nuances of vanilla, coffee and spice which are complemented by one of the most extracted, ripe berry flavored wines in recent memory. The rich tannin backbone and balanced acidity round out a very complete Cabernet Sauvignon.

"Readers should be on the lookout for the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (30,900 cases). It offers a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of black currants, lead pencil shavings, new oak, and earth. The wine is medium-bodied, with supple tannin and rich, concentrated fruit. It will drink well for a decade."
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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About Souverain:

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain wines. Killian consistently produces outstanding wines that represent the best of Alexander Valley, including an Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the flagship Winemaker's Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.