2000 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Clone Six
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III, Blocks B2b and B3c
Rutherford, Napa Valley
- Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
- 38 days on the skins
- Bottled unfiltered
18 months in thin-stave French oak Bordeaux barrels (85% new)
14.5% by volume
With proper cellaring, this wine will continue to develop complexity over the next five years and hold for a minimum of ten years after that.
This is the second Merryvale vineyard-designated bottling from low-yielding Clone Six vines in the Beckstoffer family’s Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford. Very dark purple with complex flavors of black cherries and coffee, the wine is rich and round with supple, balanced tannins.