Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap District 1999

Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999

Medium-full, mature color.  Attractive, plump, plummy nose with a touch of tobacco stem and saddle leather.  Good purity to the fruit here: blackcherry, blackcurrant.  Some tannin.  A touch on the lean side for Napa fruit but we find this to have positive richness.  Good acidity.  Firm grip.  Fresh and balanced.  Savory, rewarding finish.  This is easy to enjoy; a successful ’99.  Good and now à point.  Drink soon.

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