Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Beatty Ranch 1999
This is from our own vineyard located at about 1700 feet on Howell Mountain. With the long 1999 growing season, this vintage exhibits characteristics typical of the vineyard which has been the fruit source for the Cornerstone brand since we started in 1991. This wine has a clean, sweet aroma of toasty oak and spice with fruity notes of cranberry, dried cherries and raspberries. Also in the nose are undercurrents of slightly sweet anise, cocoa and chamomile tea. Soft on the entry, the palate shows up-front sweet, juicy red cherries and a little cola-spiciness with nicely resolved tannins.994 cases bottled89 points"The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Cornerstone Vineyard is interesting and complete, with excellent fruit, depth, and texture. Aromas of cedar wood, spice box, leather, and black currants are offered in a medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, rich, heady . This fine effort has good purity as well as some moderate tannin to shed."--Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, August 2002
vineyard, vintage, & variety OUR THIRD DECADE OF EXCELLENCE EXCELLENCE IS NOT ENOUGH. We have to go beyond and establish an ever higher goal each vintage. Our mission is to craft wines that are not only exceptional, but memorable. Each of our wines expresses the essence of vineyard, variety and vintage, which combine each harvest to create something never to be exactly repeated.