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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Saddleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Saddleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 39011)

PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Just when you think you've had the biggest wine ever, Nils comes out with something even larger. Pampered and cradled from inception , this blockbuster wine comes from a great and bountiful vintage. The color is the blackest of blackberry, and both the nose and the mouthfeel are hellaciously delectable! The nose is dominated by briery fruit: blackberry, loganberry, and boysenberry. The taste, well ... beneath the fullness, we find the smoky wood is delicate, not overpowering,and the rich chocolate is dark, not milky. Black pepper and coffee bean elevate this distinct wine to an opulent level. The tannins are subtle, but the structure is solid. This wine will be best enjoyed in two to three years, but you may decide to lay it down for many years to come!
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