MONTICELLO Cabernet Sauvignon | 1999
MONTICELLO Cabernet Sauvignon | 1999
Jefferson Cuvee, Napa Valley LIBRARY
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Vineyard Locations

Tietjen Vineyard on Niebaum Lane – Rutherford, Napa Valley
This 7 ½ acre vineyard on Niebaum Lane is a consistent favorite. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard shows a great core of berry fruit with tremendous brightness. It also adds an elegance and suppleness to the texture of the wine.
Ehlers Lane Vineyard – St. Helena, Napa Valley
This small vineyard on Ehlers Lane was planted in the early 1970’s and produces cabernet sauvignon of great power and intensity that gives black-fruit character and rich texture to the wine.
Home Ranch Vineyard – Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
The Merlot in the wine comes from block IV on our ‘Home Ranch’ Vineyard. The Merlot offers gorgeous blueberry and red berry flavors and aromatics. The bright fruit is accompanied by a suppleness that shows in the mouth-feel of the final wine.
Cuvee 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot
Harvest Dates / Brix October 5 – November 2, 1999 at an average 24.2 Brix
Vintage Vintage 1999 saw a very long hang time without any rain from early April through to an Indian summer during harvest. We harvested clean and healthy fruit with excellent acidity and full ripe flavors. The 1999 Vintage is also garnering a reputation as one of the great vintages of the last 30 years in Napa Valley.
Barrel Aging 18-24 Months French Oak – Nevers

All of our library wines are extremely limited in availability, in some cases just 2-3 cases of these wines remain. We have taken great care that these they have been cellared in here at our winery in the best of conditions. But because of age we must ask that these wines are sold as-is and purchases are limited to 3 bottles.


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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Jefferson Cuvee
Alcohol %
Wine Profile & Ratings
Vineyard Notes
The Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon blend is always an enjoyable wine to assemble each year. We generally have a relatively high proportion (up to 25%) of varietals other than Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend so we can explore some additional layers of interest in terms of varietal aromas and textural complexity. Historically, Merlot has been a primary blending component for this wine, as we have really enjoyed the pairing of the soft tannin-higher acid Merlot with the higher tannin-lower acid Cabernet lots. Cabernet Franc has long played a supporting role in the Jefferson Cuvee. With careful farming and patience nearing harvest, we feel that the grape has earned its place as a master blender in our cellar.
Food Pairing Notes
Red Meats, Hearty Dishes, Dark-Chocolate (bitter-sweet), Strong-flavored Cheeses