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2000 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

BLEND
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARDS
Beckstoffer –Vineyard X, Block C and D

APPELLATION
Oakville, Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

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

BARREL AGING
18 months in thin-stave French oak Bordeaux barrels (82% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

BOTTLING DATE
July, 2002

PRODUCTION
1,260 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
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.