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1999 California Cabernet Barrel Tasting - Alphabetical Listing


Posted: June 27, 2000

1999 California Cabernet Barrel Tasting Notes
June 27, 2000

Below you'll find tasting notes from 48 1999 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines reviewed as barrel samples by James Laube.

Wines tasted as barrel samples are rated, like bottled wines, on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale, but unlike a bottled wine, which receives a single numerical score, a barrel sample is assigned a score range that reflects the taster's evaluation of the wine's potential for the future, after bottling.

Wine Spectator scores fall into quality categories as follows: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 70-79, average; 60-69, below average; 50-59, poor.

For this report, in order to give the most accurate indication possible of the wine's future potential, two new categories have been added: 85-87, very good; 88-90, very good to outstanding.

The tasting notes that follow are listed alphabetically by winery name. You may also view these wines sorted in order of descending score.

Back to James Laube's report

 
Winery/Wine Price Score
 
ANDERSON'S CONN VALLEY
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA85-87
 
S. ANDERSON
Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Richard Chambers Vineyard 1999 $NA91-94
 
ARAUJO
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard 1999 $NA91-94
 
ARROWOOD
Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 1999 $NA85-87
 
DAVID ARTHUR
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Elevation 1147 1999 $NA95-100
 
BEAULIEU VINEYARD
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1999 $NA91-94
 
CAIN
Five Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
CHATEAU MONTELENA
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
CONN CREEK
Anthology Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
COSENTINO
M. Coz Meritage Napa Valley 1999 $NA88-90
 
DALLA VALLE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA95-100
 
DIAMOND CREEK
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Gravelly Meadow 1999 $NA95-100
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red Rock Terrace 1999 $NA95-100
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Volcanic Hill 1999 $NA91-94
 
DUCKHORN
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Grown 1999 $NA91-94
 
ETUDE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Eden Rock Vineyard 1999 $NA95-100
 
FAR NIENTE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
FERRARI-CARANO
Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 1999 $NA91-94
 
FLORA SPRINGS
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Hillside Reserve 1999 $NA91-94
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Wild Boar Vineyard 1999 $NA91-94
Trilogy Napa Valley 1999 $NA88-90
 
HARLAN ESTATE
Napa Valley 1999 $NA95-100
 
HARTWELL
Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 1999 $NA91-94
 
THE HESS COLLECTION
Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 1999 $NA91-94
 
KENDALL-JACKSON
Cabernet Sauvignon California Grand Reserve 1999 $NA91-94
 
KENWOOD
Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
LAUREL GLEN
Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain 1999 $NA88-90
 
LEWIS
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 1999 $NA95-100
 
LIVINGSTON MOFFETT
Gemstone Vineyard Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
ROBERT MONDAVI
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley To Kalon Vineyard 1999 $NA91-94
 
NICKEL & NICKEL
Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Stelling Vineyard 1999 $NA91-94
 
JOSEPH PHELPS
Insignia Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
PRIDE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
A. RAFANELLI
Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
RIDGE
Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Monte Bello 1999 $NA91-94
 
RUDD ESTATE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
SHAFER
Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Hillside Select 1999 $NA95-100
 
SHERWIN FAMILY
Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 1999 $NA91-94
 
SNOWDEN
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
SPOTTSWOODE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA95-100
 
ST. CLEMENT
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 $NA91-94
 
ST. FRANCIS
Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 1999 $NA91-94
Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Kings Ridge 1999 $NA91-94
 
STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS
Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Cask 23 1999 $NA91-94
 
STERLING
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 1999 $NA91-94
 
STONESTREET
Legacy Alexander Valley 1999 $NA85-87
 
VIADER
Napa Valley 1999 $NA95-100
 
WHITEHALL LANE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Leonardini Vineyard Reserve 1999 $NA95-100

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