It's all about balance! Both
red and black cherries mix with exotic spice, roasted coffee
and cocoa, then licorice and floral scents as the layers
A powerful presence but not from the power of one
characteristic or fruit or oak, but power from a strong
embrace of balanced complexity that keeps luring you back to
Rich but never over ripe. Toasty but not
oaky. Full-bodied but not heavy. Firm but supple. Drinkable
and agreeable. You know what I mean!
Balance is that bull's-eye we aim for
every year as we prune the vines for the start of the next
year, balancing crop load and nutrients in the vineyard --
balancing tricks and techniques at fermentation, balancing
the different forests and coopers of our barrels, balancing
different lots at blending to finally hit as close to that
target as mother nature will allow us each vintage.
This 2000 is a direct hit. You'll see.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 3 small vineyards in Napa
Only 292 cases produced.
| Grand Harvest Awards - Silver
| San Francisco International Wine
Competition - Silver
| Beverage Testing Institute - 86pts.