Everyone seemed to love the forward 1999 Alexander Valley bottling released this spring. Now, here is the unique expression of my father’s vineyard: less herbal, more fruit-focused and structured, broody and mysterious. Had I encountered Cabernet Sauvignon like this many years ago, I would have more of this variety in my cellar. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it tastes good now. It should age a long time. I am also pleased to have found the types of barrels that fit this material perfectly. It has absolutely digested and incorporated its 75% new oak during its 30-month barrel aging, confirming that there is a lot of wine in this wine.