Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(USA, California, Napa Valley)
Good wine but a touch overpriced at $60 per bottle. The color was medium deep purple. The nose was sharp and peppery with cigar and some bell pepper. This wine was sharp on the start and smoothed out on the mid palate and finish. The pepper hit hard on the side of the tongue with the tannins. It made the wine sharp. The flavors were nice with red fruits, some tobacco , black cherry and a hint of coffee. The fruit flavors were these in balance but not a big bang like a Staglin or Phalmyer. I think this 99 has peaked and it’s time to drink. The wine is good overall but I did not get the feeling it is going to go much further. Give it a try if you are willing to bet 60 bucks. You might like it.
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Past Vintages Reviews & Accolades
93 Pts – Connoisseur’s Guide
“The hits just keep on coming from this talented winery. Outgoing black cherry aromas tinged with loamy richness, a bit of smoke and briar and roasted vanilla bean notes find their exacting parallel in the wine’s deep and rich flavors. Nominally tannic and sure to cellar superbly over the next half decade and more, this stunning effort mixes delicious flesh with ageworthy brawn, and while it can be enjoyed now with savory meats, it deserves a bit of bottle age.” (April 2005)