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Robert Pecota Kara's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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This vintage marks the post-phylloxera evolution of Kara's Vineyard. With higher proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this wine is a complex, Bordeaux- style wine. It shows multiple layers of cinnamon spice, cherry and plum, some chocolate, and the sweet scent of cedar. Moderate tannins are soft and elegant, and the black cherry fruit typical of Kara's Vineyard lingers long on the palate. Elegant and well balanced. Bottled unfiltered.

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Robert Pecota Winery, California
Robert Pecota founded the winery in 1978 after a career in San Francisco as a coffee roaster and tea packer. Moving from the intense aromas of coffee to the perfumes of fine wine was a natural transition. The vineyards and winery are at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley, tucked at the foot of Mount St. Helena at 500 feet elevation. The rocky soils and climate are best suited to the culture of late-maturing varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Muscat Canelli. With every new vintage, the Sauvignon Blanc label changes to showcase the art of a different artist, producing a wine pleasing to the eye as well as the other senses. Each of the principal varietals is dedicated to one of Robert's children: Kara, Steven and Andrea.
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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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