Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Estate Reserve Cabernet 1999
This wine is made from 100% estate grown grapes from our vineyards in Conn Valley. It is a blend of numerous clonal varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, each of which contributes to the character of the wine, with a small percentage of Merlot for added complexity. This vintage was aged for 19months in small French oak barrels in the caves on our estate prior to blending and bottling.
AROMA: Wild berries, blackberry, mocha, violets, sage and cigar box. TASTE: Blackberry, red currant, plum, clove, mint, white pepper, and dark chocolate with a rich mouth-feel, sweet, toasty oak and a long, rich finish.
Separated from the Napa Valley floor by a north/south running ridge, the world-renowned wineries of Joseph Heitz and Joseph Phelps are located on the west side of this ridge and the Anderson's Estate Vineyards are on the east side at a perfect elevation of 400 feet.
The vineyards not only enjoy Napa Valley's superb microclimate, but share the same Bale Loam Series as are found on the famous Rutherford Bench. This combination of clay-loam soil and microclimate produces up to 106 tons of exceptional fruit each year. One from which a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blend, called Éloge, can be artfully handcrafted.