"The magnificent dark ruby-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon is a winemaking tour de force. A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot, its bouquet can best be described as syrup of Cabernet Sauvignon. Intensely sweet blackberry, cassis liqueur, cherry, and blueberry jam aromas burst from the glass. Produced from the Champoux (70%) and Red Mountain (30%) vineyards, it possesses a medium to full-bodied character as well as extraordinary breadth to its massive personality. Focused layers of black currant jam and blackberry juice surge across the taster's palate, lasting for nearly a minute. A wine of unsurpassed power yet prodigious elegance, it is reminiscent of my first taste of the 1990 Margaux. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020"
Wine Advocate"The sumptuous 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark ruby-colored wine with mouth-watering aromas of highly expressive blackberries awash in toasted oak and roasting spices. Medium to full-bodied, thick, concentrated, and exquisitely balanced, this mouth-coating tour de force is densely packed with jammy black fruits and cassis liqueur. It combines elegance with power in a manner reminiscent of Chateaux Margaux's prodigious 1990. This velvety-textured wine is complete, with magnificent depth of fruit...