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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102
Deep fresh ruby-red. Brooding aromas of currant syrup, licorice, naphtha and tobacco leaf. Fairly intense flavors similar to the aromas. Still quite youthfully tight, but offers solid concentration and very good length. Just a hint of greenness on the end; the firm tannins reach the teeth.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley exhibits a deep, saturated ruby/purple color. The wine possesses aromas of sweet toasty oak, earth, spice box, cherries, and currants. It is a soft effort for this vintage. The wine has medium body, and good fruit and flavor. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/25/2012
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 04/25/2010
Enjoyable and fruit forward. While it has softened it hasn't opened or gained in complexity. It is simple and drinkable and I wonder if it will ever really mature or improve with any more time in the bottle.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/31/2009
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/30/2008
Had along side of the 2001 silver oak. This wine lost out, fruit had dissipated and it was slightly dull. Oak character still present but I thought it was past prime or slightly corked
Tasted On: 08/26/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2010
Drinking very well; still had 30% fresh american oak flavor with the SO patten soft finish. Was working great with the filet. Still had legs for a few more years.
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