2000 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend and Grape Sources
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec from estate-owned vineyards and independent growers.
Harvest Dates
September 19 to October 25, 2002
Winemaking Data
Grapes were harvested between September 19 and October 25 at an average 24° Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged 20 months in a combination of new French and American oak barrels (40%) and two- to four-year-old French and American oak (60%), before being blended and bottled in June, 2002.
Winemaker Notes
Despite the difficult weather conditions, when our Cabernet fruit was finally harvested it displayed deep color, dense, extractive flavors and near-ideal sugar/acid levels. The finished wine is softer and more accessible than last year's, with lush ripe flavors of cedar and cassis.
Release Date
December, 2002.