1999 Portfolio, Limited Edition
The 1999 vintage was marked by a long, cool growing season and a heat spell late September. Summer temperatures were mild. The fruit ripened in a slow mode which gave plenty of time for the tannins to mature.
The ripe tannins bring elegance and finesse in a powerful way. The wine is rich and very concentrated with an intensive color. Excellent grape flavor and very tasty dark fruit of black cherry and blackberry gives layers of complexity against a silky, long finish. The wine will cellar well for many decades.
Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Fruit Sources: Hendry Ranch Block 8 and Weitz Vineyard
Age of Vines: CS 25 years and CF 6 years
Date of Harvest: October 4th and October 6th
Fermentation: Fermented in 1-ton bin
Winemaking: Natural gravity flow, no fining, no filtration
Skin Contact: 25 days
Malolactic Fermentation: In barrel
Barrel Aging: 18 months in 100% New French Oak
Production: 200 cases