The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, smooth and concentrated, with layers of black currant, blackberry, and chocolate mocha flavors with earthy and spicy tones. The finish is amazingly long and detailed, with supple and seamless tannins. This wine is a true mix of very ripe fruit, elegance and finesse.
The 2000 vintage was like that rare child who gives no trouble as a youth and matures to do great things as an adult. The spring weather was clear and calm for bloom and we had one burst of very warm weather in late July that set the vines up perfectly for veraison and ripening. Veraison started about August 6 and harvest began with Merlot at Seven Hills Vineyard on September 20 and finished with Cabernet Sauvignon at Pepper Bridge Vineyard on October 16.
Entirely estate; Certiﬁed Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.
Varietals: 93.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.6% Merlot
Vineyards: 70.4% Seven Hills, 29.6% Pepper Bridge
Awards & Accolades
“Supple and generous. A lovely mouthful of coffee- and floral-scented currant and cherry flavors, finishing with a touch of smoke and cedar. Has elegance and persistence. Drink now through 2008.”
-HS, Wine Spectator, 91 points