USA, California, Napa Valley. This has some nice strong dark color that belies its age. It opens with some graphite and camphor on the nose. There is a tinge of fruit on the nose, but one must search pretty hard to spot it. The mouth-feel is very smooth and plush. There is some cassis, red and black berries, soy, pencil shavings, cedar, leather anda certain mild sweetness. Its a medium weight wine that has some elegance. Its fully resloved and pretty much at a point where holding willnot really help. Its a very pretty & pleasing Cabernet sourced from a wonderful vineyard. Nice balance and a decent finish make this a home-run, albeit a walk in homer. (90 pts.)
Vineyard Source: 100 % Moffett Vineyard / Rutherford Napa Valley95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Production Notes: Tons per acre: 2.75
Number of Cases: 896 cs. Brix it was picked at: 24.2Alcohol: 13.3% Release Date was September 1, 2000
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