Category Archives: 1999

1999 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Some guests brought this in, it rocked, note to public, please let your Quilceda age and evolve into the wine it should. On the nose, it had bouquet, medium+ intensity, still packed with black cherry and black currants, the secondary elements are emerging. like cedar, spice box, vanilla, chocolate, leather, very layered. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, velvety tannins, great acidity, and awesome balance and finish.

1999 Chateau Palmer Margaux

Legendary estate from an amazing vintage. Purple to ruby color. On the nose, youthful with some development, black currants, cherries, leather glove, basement character, with layers of tobacco, lots of spice, some oak, and definite earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, very balanced, shockingly youthful, classic Bordeaux sophistication, with layer…Continue Reading

1999 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Dark ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, stewed plum and cherries, cedar, cigar, some oak, and subtle mineral. On the palate, this wine really took off, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, molasses, cherries, figs, maple syrup, cedar, spice, beautiful balance, and spectacular finish. In it’s sweet spot right now, so make…Continue Reading

1999 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Ruby with browning edges, noticeable rim variation. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, cherry, plum, fig, black currant, cedar, cigar, violets, stemmy, lots of perfume, dusty, some oak, and some earth. Layered and loaded with charm. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, softened tannins, medium acidity, still fruity, with immense spice, beautiful balance, and a…Continue Reading

1999 Chateau Deyrem-Valentin Margaux

Dark ruby color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, plum, black cherry, cedar, lots of earth tones, cedar, tobacco, stem, bell pepper, perfume, spice, some oak, and certain earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium+ tannin, medium+ acidity, big time presence, and nice balance of fruit, earth, and a slew of “other”flavors. Broad and…Continue Reading

1999 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Garennes

Amazing bronzing golden color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, stones, every kind you can imagine, gun flint, almonds, hazelnuts, stewed apples, wood spice, some oak, loaded with earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium body, crushed stones, straw, bread, toasted nuts, seamless integration, some fruit left but not much, medium+ acidity, with a…Continue Reading

1999 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice ruby color, faded to a watery rim. On the nose, developed, medium+ intensity, black cherry, plum, black currant, stem, tobacco, cedar, leather, spice box, some oak present, and some earthiness as well. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, loaded with classic Napa Valley dark fruit, add a earthy leathery component, medium+ tannin, medium acidity,…Continue Reading

1999 Baron de Ona Rioja

Lighter ruby color with browning edges. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, plum, cherry, raspberry, fig, leather, cigar, dirt, dill, spice, lots of oak, and plenty of earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium+ tannins, medium acidity, moderate alcohol, dark fruit, a hearty amount of oak, cigar tobacco, with a 20 second finish. Solid…Continue Reading