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2000 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Clone Six

BLEND
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARDS
Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III, Blocks B2b and B3c

APPELLATION
Rutherford, Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
  • 38 days on the skins
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
18 months in thin-stave French oak Bordeaux barrels (85% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

BOTTLING DATE
July, 2002

PRODUCTION
1,110 cases

CELLARING
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.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
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.