(1999 Vintage) The 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet is a compelling and expressive wine. It is rich and enticing from the minute you experience the depth of its aroma and spicy bottle bouquet. On the palate the varietal flavors are vibrant and well integrated with the solid tannins which will ensure its longevity. The 1999 vintage was outstanding in the Napa Valley and the superb complexities from the fruit shine in this wine. A noble Cabernet Sauvignon from start to finish.
Tasting Notes: The 2003 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a sensuous purple hue of rich varietal fruit embraced by its signature aroma of vibrant mint. Tiers of opulent black cherry unfold with a light etching of silky chocolate. Gracefully balanced with firm tannins, an astute use of oak and bright acidity, this elegant wine is long on flavor as well as aging potential. There is a limited offering of this aristocratic Cabernet --- sure to be a wonderful addition to your table or cellar.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(1999 Vintage) If sharing a certain slightly minty aspect with its sibling below, this very solid young wine is slightly less outgoing in fruit, but it is a touch deeper in character and shows a little more varietal range. It leads with suppleness in the mouth but is roughed up in the latter going by moderate tannins, and it shows a slight trim of heat at the finish. Its tougher traits notwithstanding, it is a deep, well-filled and eminently ageworthy working that looks to get better with anywhere from five to ...
Robert Parker(1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
Wine Enthusiast(1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast