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1999 Von Strasser Reserve

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Latest Sale Price

May 19, 2024 - $66



93Wine Spectator

An immense wine, loaded with complex, concentrated flavors, centered around ripe cherry, currant and kirsch, supported by firm, dusty, chewy tannins and finishing with hints of anise, sage and mineral flavors.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

"full-bodied, chewy, massive red with hug muscle and depth as well as excruciatingly high levels of should last.."

90-92Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice, lead pencil and Cuban tobacco. Dense and powerful but rather elegant; the petit verdot contributes to the wine tactile impression. Still rather austere; this will need considerable bottle aging.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain

Diamond Mountain District AVA is in the Mayacamas Mountains at the northwestern end of Napa Valley. The appellation is relatively high and the entire district is more than 400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet above sea level. Because of their altitude, Diamond Mountain vineyards experience warmer days but colder nights than vineyards on the valley floor. Once volcanic soil, the terrain in the appellation has over time become less fertile, making grape growing particularly challenging. Nevertheless the district has attracted wine producers for more than a century. There are 500 vineyard acres out of a total of 5,000 acres. Among the highly regarded wineries here are Lokoya Winery, Diamond Creek Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards. Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are generally firmly structured, rich and quite tannic. Chardonnay is full-bodied with apple and peach aromas and firm acidity.