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92 "Reminiscent of the old Martini Cabs from Napa Valley. Just oozes the juciest, sweetest cassis, and drinks velvety-soft even in youth, with beautifully dry, dusty tannins."--Wine Enthusiast 


91 "High elevation vines build a structural stamina into this cabernet. The cherry plum scents and generous, taut flavors may not be long lasting, but you can feel the shape of the fruit just as tannins come to cut it off. Firm, dry and austere, this risks its luscious middle for an almost zinny spice in the end. Enjoyable now, it will gain length and breadth with age." --Wine & Spirits Magazine 


1999 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate bottled

Mendocino Ridge

0.57 T.A., 3.88 pH

13.5% alcohol

Bottled June 15, 2001

Released January 1, 2002

1050 cases produced




Silver, San Diego National Wine Competition

Silver, Los Angeles County Fair

Silver, National Orange Show

Silver, Orange County Fair

Silver, New World International Wine Competition

Bronze, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Bronze, Mendocino County Fair

Bronze, Riverside International Wine Competition