Lake William is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend named after the lake which borders and cools the two estate vineyards which provide the grapes for this proprietary blend. The varietal content of the Lake William varies from vintage to vintage dependent on the blending of our winemaker, Dimitri Tchelistcheff. This 1999 Lake William is a harmonious combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Eighteen months of barrel aging in 100% new French Nevers oak adds a note of toasty vanilla to therich cassis aroma and elegant berry flavors of this wine. this wine has a very charming freshness that makes it ideal for drinking as a young wine. For those who choose to cellar this wine, it will continue to develop beautifully for the next 5 years.