With bright acidity and
vanilla oak flavors, this wine has a
concentrated fruit character, an appealing
mouth feel and a lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

The 1999 vintage followed a long, cool growing season. Cold temperatures in the spring delayed bud break, and
continued cool temperatures through summer delayed veraison and ripening. The long, cool growing season
resulted in fruit with excellent color, acidity and fruit flavors. A rain free harvest resulted in some of the finest
grapes I have seen in my 22 vintages in Napa.


7 months in oak