2000 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1730 cases produced
100% Estate Grown fruit at Larkmead Vineyards
93% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged in 70% new French oak barrels for 19 months
"Deep ruby red that darkens with aeration. Great aromatic complexity with red and black cherry, cassis and earthier notes of tar, leather and roasted coffee. The palate is immediately supple and juicy with sweet briary jam and then darkens to show layered black fruits and chocolate. The mid palate is rich and full and the soft tannins allow the breadth of the wine to gradually unfold across the palate, leading to a pleasant grip on the finish.
Delicious and approachable on release, our 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to gain weight and complexity with 4 to 6 years in the bottle.
We suggest decanting for an hour in its youth to allow the wine's rich generosity and vineyard complexity to be fully expressed."
— Andy Smith, Winemaker
"Ripe, complex and generous, with a plush texture to the concentrated black cherry, black currant, licorice and spicy, toasty oak tones. Richness lingers, along with herb tones and round, nicely integrated tannins."