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2000 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

2000 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: This special release was made primarily from hand-selected grapes from our Howell Mountain vineyard, one of Napa Valley's most prestigious mountain top appellations, and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley’s floor. Deep burgundy in color with rich flavors of blackberries, Bing cherries, strawberry jam, black olives, and toasty oak. Along with dry, chalky tannins, this wine finishes with a hint of anise, tobacco, spice, and pepper.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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