As a progression to the 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 vintages, this is the Vintage to watch. We are seeing maturity in our vineyards which, we feel, is contributing to the expansiveness of this vintage. In cooperage, this wine was always bigger than any other vintage we had seen. In bottle, it carries on to prove that it refuses to tame down! The color is jet black with flavors full of black fruits and currants. We are experimenting with different fruit management in the winery and are pleased to see some stunning results that are improving our wine quality beyond belief.