2000 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer –Vineyard X, Block C and D
Oakville, Napa Valley
- Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
- 33 days on the skins
- Bottled unfiltered
18 months in thin-stave French oak Bordeaux barrels (82% 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.
2000 saw Merryvale’s second harvest from the Beckstoffer family’s Vineyard X, just southwest of Brix Restaurant on the Oakville bench. As is typical from this vineyard, the wine is opaquely purple, thick and powerful.