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Nickel & Nickel Dragonfly Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
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.
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.