This wine's aromas evoke memories of chocolate-covered cherries, with ripe, fleshy fruit, roasted chocolate and dusty earth notes. Rich forward berry flavors of cherry, blackberry, and cranberry intertwine with spicy nuances of cinnamon, clove, sassafras, sage and vanilla bean, while mineral and cedar emerge in the long, persistent finish.
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot
"The 2000 Altagracia is a 900-case blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. An elegant, medium-weight Bordeaux-like red with good structure and grip, it offers aromas of tobacco, loamy soil, sweet licorice, and red as well as black fruits. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. The selection for this offering is not made in the vineyard, but rather in May, immediately before bottling."
The Wine Advocate