Our 2000 Reserve Cabernet is a beautiful, showy wine, spilling-over with spicy oak and aromatic cedar, centered on opulent black fruit. Absolutely rich, ripe and round, we used 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot in this Reserve blend. A cloak of vanilla, clove and seductive oak spice wraps around a deeply fruited core of currant and wild berries with hints of anise and chocolate that gradually give way to long, mouth-coating tannins. 2,300 cases produced.
"Exceptionally well-made, blending ripe currant, black cherry, anise and minerally flavors with a well-proportioned dose of cedary, spicy oak. Balanced, with fine-grained tannins and a dash of mocha on the finish. Best from 2005 through 2014."