Stag's Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 53819
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1999 vintage of S.L.V. is one of the smallest in the last 20 years, for it marks the beginning of the rejuvenation of our original estate vineyard. First planted by the Winiarski family in 1970, by the late 1990's S.L.V. had passed middle age, and vine disease and diminished vigor were beginning to take a toll. Beginning in 1999 we started a multi-year program of replanting partial blocks of the vineyard. It will take several years for the process to be completed and for S.L.V. to return to full strength. Until that time, we are devoting extra man-hours to nurturing and harvesting grapes that meet the standards of the S.L.V label, and declassifying much of the fruit to other Cabernet programs.

The 1999 vintage offers aromas of raspberries and plums, evolving into rosemary, allspice and rosewater before the mouth is seduced by a bounty of cherries, raspberries, and cassis. Yet, the fruit is nestled amid fragrant star anise and cedar, underlining the elegant balance of "fire" and "water." Serve with pork tenderloin, pan-seared and then roasted with apples and fresh garden herbs, or a creamy ragout of wild mushrooms over homemade fettuccini.

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Considered one of the first growths of Napa Valley, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Founded in 1970, the winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famout 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the Judgement...

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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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