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The Top 10 Wines of 1999


Posted: January 17, 2002

Wine of the Year 1999

Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Cinq Cépages 1996

Dense, rich and complex describes this '96 California Cabernet--with its layers of currant, mineral, plum, cherry and toasty oak and its broad, intense and deeply flavorful finish. An extraordinary wine, scoring classic and well-priced. Best from 2000 through 2008.


* All prices listed are release prices only.

1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

The 1999 Top 10
Rank Wine Score Price
#1 CHATEAU ST. JEAN Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Cinq Cépages 1996 95 $28
#2 OPUS ONE Napa Valley 1996 96 $125
#3 ISOLE E OLENA Toscana Cepparello 1997 96 $38
#4 KISTLER Chardonnay Sonoma Valley Durell Vineyard 1996 95 $45
#5 PETER MICHAEL Les Pavots Knights Valley 1996 96 $55
#6 PAHLMEYER Chardonnay Napa Valley 1997 96 $50
#7 BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE Shiraz Barossa Valley E&E Black Pepper 1996 97 $60
#8 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE St.-Estèphe 1996 95 $71
#9 ROBERT MONDAVI Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 1996 95 $100
#10 CHÂTEAU COS-D'ESTOURNEL St.-Estèphe 1996 95 $75

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