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1999 Hartwell - Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 51572-1999-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($100) Red-ruby. Cassis, tobacco, licorice and menthol on the faintly herbaceous nose. Rich, thick and gamey, with cassis and tobacco flavors along with a lightly vegetal aspect. This rather supple, round wine has density and even some power. Finishes with ripe, chocolatey tannins and good length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of licorice, black fruit, earth, and new oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, tannic, and generously endowed, with a tight, austere finish. This 1999 requires another 1-2 years of cellaring, and should provide fun drinking over the next 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Absolutely gorgeous, beautifully defined fruit, with uncommon richness and purity of flavor, gushing with ripe currant, blackberry and wild berry fruit, revealing extra facets and dimensions, with a long, intricate, detailed finish. Firmly tannic, but a wealth of fruit pushes through. 1,300 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This was gorgeous classically styled Stag's Leap Cabernet.
    Author: AbarthDriver
Hartwell's Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc vines are ideally situated in the Stags Leap District of Napa, on the steep slope of a dormant volcano. They enjoy all the factors for winegrowing success: warm days, cool nights, good drainage, low yields, and the only granite in Stags Leap. Winemakers Benoit Touquette, trained at the University of Bordeaux, and Andy Erickson, trained at UC Davis, team up with consulting winemaker Michel Rolland to produce single varietal bottlings of distinction.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 190 bottles owned
  • 62 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 62 collectors)