Stonegate Diamond Mountain Reserve Red 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 60687
  • red wine
  • WE91

Winemaker's Notes

1999 was a spectacular vintage and a spectacular way to end the Millennium. A long, stable growing season, with intermittent cool spells, developed fruit with capacity for retaining natural acidity and healthy balance. Napa Valley's weather remained warm and dry throughout the growing season. Cool nights extended the growing season well into October, further concentrating flavor.

The Diamond Mountain Reserve exhibits a deep brick red color. The nose has earth tones of mushroom, cassis and black cherry. The flavors are a fruit forward plum with hints of mushroom and earth. On the finish, there are firm tannins with flavors of jammy plum and cedar. The wine leaves the palate with soft oak tannins rounding out the flavors. This explosive wine can be enjoyed now but will certainly improve in the cellar for ten years or more.

Appellation: Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot

Learn About Stonegate

The mid-1970s saw a boom of determined winemaking families staking new ground in the Napa Valley and making wines of great distinction. From that era, Stonegate became synonymous with universally heralded Napa Valley Cabernet and Chardonnay.

A partnership of wine pros with a rich history of viticulture, a deep knowledge of microclimates, optimal winemaking, and an effective sales team strengthen the Stonegate legacy as a brand indistinguishable from the fine reputation of Napa Valley wines.

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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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