NEW: Revisiting the 1999 Reserve 10 Years Later
Do you have this wine in your collection? In February of 2010, Jim Laube of Wine Spectator had good things to say: "Cabernet Sauvingons that hit the 10-year mark in excellent condition are good candidates for aging another decade. That's the case with Whitehall Lane's 1999 Napa Valley Reserve. It's still dark-colored, ripe and supple, with spicy plum, blackberry and anise flavors that are pure, rich and elegant, ending with a long persistent finish... amazingly youthful and complex, ending with delicate berry notes. 94 points again, non-blind."
Do you still have bottles of our 1997 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon or 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet aging in your cellar? Not only do they taste delicious, but they are also increasing in value. In a recent issue, Wine Spectator magazine reported that according to their auction index our Whitehall Lane 1997 Reserve Cabernet increased in value by 175% and the 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet rose by 96%.
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2007- 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast. "Made in the modern style of extreme ripeness, softness and deliciousness. Really captivates for its wealth of cherry and raspberry jam, ripe blackberry tart and oak-inspired vanilla and butterscotch flavors. Hard to predict where it's going due to the softness, but it's sure tasty now." Download ratings.
2007- 92 Points, Wine Spectator. "A wonderful mix of spicy wild berry, black currant, sage and mineral flavors. Full-bodied and slow to unfold, but expansive, gaining depth and richness on the finish, with a grainy, minerally aftertaste." Download ratings.
2006- Silver Medal San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Download ratings.
2005- Reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Connoisseur's Guide, and Wine News. Download ratings.
2004 - Napa Valley Silver Anniversary. Reviews from Wine Spectator and Decanter Magazine's World Wine Awards. Downloads ratings.
2003 - The 2003 Reserve Cabernet is the first wine in North America to be distinguished with a revolutionary glass closure. Download ratings.
2007- 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast. "This lush, attractive Cabernet impresses for its explosion of blackberry, cherry, cassis and dark chocolate flavros that are so rich and fine. It's almost sweet, but stands back at the last second, making the finish dry and spicy."
2006- Reviews from SF Chronicle Wine Competition and Decanter Magazine. Download ratings.
2005- Reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Wine News, and Quarterly Review of Wines. Download ratings.
2004- 91 Points. "...this is a sumptuous, lush young wine that offers all the fancy fruit and oak you expect from an upscale Napa Cab." Download ratings.
2003 - Wine Spectator's Great California Cabernets and Three Stars from Decanter Magazine's California Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Report. Download ratings.
2002 - Four Stars. "Poised, lovely, charming fruit; supple. Enjoy 3-7 years." Download ratings.
2001 - Exceptional vintage! Reviews include Wine Enthusiast, Quarterly Review of Wines, and Wine Spectator. Download ratings.
2000 - 88 Points, Wine Spectator. "VERY GOOD. 88 Points. Supple, harmonious and graceful, with mocha and dill-scented oak wrapped around rich currant, olive and leathery notes. Well balanced and complex. Best from 2004 to 2010." Download ratings.
2007 -90 Points, Wine Spectator. "Sleek and classy, with black cherry and delicate taosty oak aromas that lead to supple, layered flavors of red currant, mocha and spice." - July 2010 Download ratings.
2006 -92 Points Wine Enthusiast, Editors Choice Award. Download ratings.
2005 - 92 Points Wine Enthusiast, Editors Choice Award. Download ratings.
2004- Reviews from Wine Spectator and Quarterly Review of Wines. Download ratings.
2003- Best of Show: Five Star Wine. "Deep, rich, ripe, long, elegant, wonderfully complex, blackberry, fine herbs and cocoa flavors." Download ratings.
2010 - "Wine of the Week", Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Download article.