1999 DRC Romanee Saint Vivant

- 750 ml
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Super quality in this blockbuster of a Pinot Noir, with lovely blackberries, wild berries and blueberries. But this full-bodied red is tough and angular, and a bit woody. Needs years in the cellar to show it all, but loads of ripe fruit, terroir and mineral character anchor it in pedigreed Burgundian soil. Best from 2010 through 2030.

Wine Spectator | 96-98 RPNM

Sokolin 1999 DRC Romanee Saint Vivant Tasting Notes:

As thrilling as it is to explore a wide variety of wines and give newer estates a chance to impress, sometimes you want a sure winner, a wine that will send you beyond the stars effortlessly. The 1999 Romanee Saint-Vivant is a wine that receives tons of widespread praise, and once you try even a single sip, it becomes very easy to see why.

It all starts with a single whiff of the wine's opulent aromatic cocktail. A brooding combination of potent, intoxicating black cherries, plump blackberries, and crushed blueberries serves as the opening act, captivating your senses before you can even keep track of what's happening. Secondary notes such as truffle, sap, tar, and licorice appear as time goes on. With every swirl of the wine in your glass, you pick up on more subtleties and traces.

Once your lips wrap around the elixir, the show begins for real, revealing the full breadth of the wine's flavor profile and textural intricacies. It combines the strength of a raging bull with the precision of a woodland archer. The wine's unbelievable, monumental concentration is balanced out by a penetrating acidic thread. The finish is generous, gripping, and refined, pulling you back in for another sip. If you have the budget for it, the wine is a joy to explore, so get immersed and let DRC take you on a profoundly emotional, culturally-enriching ride.

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Availability Available Soon
Vintage 1999
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer DRC: Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is one of the most well-established and reputable wine producers in the world. It is famous for producing only a small amount of each brand, and it takes a considerable investment to own even a bottle. Every wine enthusiast wishes to visit their legendary location, but only a few of them ever get the chance to, making it a prestigious achievement. To this day, their representatives nurture the noble soil of the winery and the vines themselves using old-fashioned, traditional methods - primarily by hand, using the horse and plow. There is no substitute for direct and loving care of your fruits. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti uses only natural yeasts, staying away from pesticides and anything that could ruin the sacred, pristine taste of their fresh, supple grapes.
Rating 96-98 RPNM
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy Red: If you have a craving for some beautiful, mind-expanding Pinot Noir, few regions can match the talent and consistency of Burgundy. The grape almost seems like it evolved for this very region, and its essence will stimulate your senses and arouse your imagination. Drink deep and experience almost spiritual enlightenment.
Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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