Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code JANNEW20

New Customers Save $20* with code JANNEW20

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 1/31/2018. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Nickel & Nickel Dragonfly Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
  • WE92
  • WS90
0% ABV
  • JS95
  • RP90
All Vintages
Ships Thu, Jan 25
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Currently Unavailable $89.99
Try the
89 99
89 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Add to Cart
1
0 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save
0 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The diminutive, five-acre Dragonfly Vineyard is a Cabernet hotspot. Located in St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain , old timers know this magical place as a "banana belt" microclimate, as it ideal summer temperatures allow the vines to develop their notable ripe and jammy fruit. The vines benefit from the site's deep, gravelly loam soils and gentle southern exposure, while the vineyard's namesake dragonflies zip about all summer long .

The spring of 1999 arrived later than usual and flowering occurred during cool weather, reducing crop production. There were a few hot summer days in this area, but they occurred early enough in the season that very little damage to the vines was sustained. The vineyard experienced a wonderful growing season and a warm, relatively dry fall. The vintage's lower yields pushed the fruit flavors to extremes.

Rich and powerful yet elegant, the Dragonfly Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon impresses with its ripe, jammy fruit and plush texture. The color is a beautiful garnet and the aromas reveal the ripeness of this fruit at harvest. The wine opens with concentrated flavors of strawberry jam, berry and vanilla wrapped in soft layers of toasty oak. The tannins are incredibly supple and long, adding to the warmth and elegance of the wine.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
WS 90
Wine Spectator
View More
Nickel & Nickel

Nickel & Nickel

View all wine
Nickel & Nickel, Napa Valley, California
1999 Dragonfly Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Nickel & Nickel is devoted exclusively to producing 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, the winery is based in Oakville, California, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property. Nickel & Nickel produces single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, but also makes single-vineyard Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel.

Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

View all wine

The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

PIM40304_1999 Item# 54228

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now