1999 Lancaster Estate Red Wine Winemaker's Notes 1999 Lancaster is a complex...Read more...
Food Pairings for Lancaster Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley
Cloud of dark cherry, cassis, and plum with a touch of sweaty socks. fairly complex on the palate, again quite a bit of cassis and dark fruit. finish is long yet firm, with a black pepper kicker.
1999 Lancaster Estate Red Wine Winemaker's Notes 1999 Lancaster is a complex, layered wine, revealing concentrated currant and black plum notes, a graceful texture and a polished finish. The Estate Merlot, which showed particular concentration and depth in this vintage, featured prominently in the blend. A large portion of Cabernet Sauvignon added structure and palate length, while Cabernet Franc provided aromatic high notes. Aging for 22 months in small French oak barrels (58% new) contributed depth and fully harmonized the flavors. 5,700 cases produced. 1999 Vintage The 1999 vintage was, by all accounts, outstanding for red wines in Sonoma County. Budbreak arrived several weeks late, and moderate temperatures persisted throughout the summer. Brief warm periods in July and early August, and warm dry weather in autumn, brought the grapes to textbook physiological ripeness. Harvest lasted for more than two months, allowing ideal hang-time for each variety. Composition & Analysis 59% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc Total acid 0.60%, pH 3.54, Alcohol, by volume 14.2% PDF (172K)
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
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