Rudd Proprietary Red Jericho Canyon Vineyard 1999
Jericho Canyon, a sun swept basin at the northern end of Napa Valley, provides a perfect environment for growing red Bordeaux grape varieties, all painstakingly planted on steep terraces. While northern Napa is known for its summer heat, a gap in the Mayacamas Range allows cooling winds to create temperatures at this vineyard similar to those found at Rudd's home vineyard in Oakville, farther south. This temperate climate is particularly conducive to producing a wine of great elegance and finesse. The poor, volcanic subsoils provide excellent drainage and naturally limit this vineyard's yield. Harvest 1999 was even longer than 1998. The Jericho Canyon grapes were hand-selected during a five-week period beginning the last week in September and ending on the 3rd of November. As a result of this extended hang time the intensity of the fruit is beautifully balanced with fully ripe tannins. The wine was aged in barrel for 14 months and then bottled, without fining or filtration, in July 2001.
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Exhibiting an opaque black/purple color, the 1999 Jericho Canyon Vineyard boasts a superb perfume of charcoal, creosote, blackberry liqueur, espresso, dried Provencal herbs, licorice, and minerals. Smoke from the toasty new oak also emerges. A superb... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Rudd Estate Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine 750ml