Posts Tagged 1999

1999 Chateau St. Jean ‘Special Select Late Harvest’ Riesling, Belle Terre Vineyard, Alexander Valley

More than 14 years after it was made, this iconic Sonoma County dessert wine has taken on a Sauterne-like quality, lighter in the mouth than more recent vintages, kept fresh by its still-present acidity. Nearly identical in color to a sister... Read more

1999 Chateau Simard Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

You'd never know this mostly Merlot blend from St. Emilion is from 1999; it's still showing young, barely ripe raspberries and black plums, with a whiff of porcini and roast beef marrow, almost akin to some Cabernet Franc. The finish is short but... Read more

1999 Domaine Aux Moines ‘Roche Aux Moines,’ Savennieres, Loire Valley, France

The 2004 Roche Aux Moines was one of my favorite wines of the past year, with a remarkably saline, mineral-driven structure that spoke to the silex terroir of Savennieres in a way few wines do, while still somehow expressing quintessential Chenin... Read more

1999 Quinta la Rosa LBV Port

Dark berry and plum fruit, with nuts and licorice. MSRP: $19.99 (October 2006) Wine Lines rating: 90 Group:... Read more

1999 Reverie Special Reserve, Diamond Mountain, Napa

Deep, dark and complex Bordeaux blend, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. Lots of currant, anise, minerals, and polished leather. The tannins will soften in time, making this a beautiful wine. MSRP: $80 Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1999 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley

(May 2004) Dark and brooding, with concentrated black fruits. Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1999 Ch. Pavie, St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Deep, dark, concentrated. Roast coffee, toasted oak and vanilla. The fruit is tightly wound. A glimpse of the future... MSRP: $130 (September 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1999 Ch. Monbousquet, St. Emilion Grand Cru

Deep color. Dense concentration of black fruit. Haunting, smoke-tinged nose. Fat. Lush. Rich in the mouth. Dried flowers and fruits. Tastes older than it is. MSRP: $75 (September 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1999 Ch. Faizeau, Montagne St. Emilion

Fat, black raspberry fruits and licorice, with roast coffee notes. Quite tannic. Still young and tight. MSRP: $17 (September 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1999 Ch. Clos L’Eglise, Cotes de Castillon

Wow! Warm, rich nose of roast coffee, mocha, caramel and concentrated black fruits. Solid tannins. Structured for the California palate. MSRP: N/A (September 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more