Palate

Black cherry, cassis, blackberry flavors dominate this full-bodied Cabernet. A broad, sweet and silky entry precedes a toasty, vanilla-mocha, chocolate and cherry finish. With its firm, wellstructured tannins it may be consumed now or cellar aged for future enjoyment.

Harvest

The grapes were harvested in late September and the first week of October.

Bottling

The wine was bottled in April 2001 without fining or filtration.

Winemaking

Pumped over traditionally and macerated on the skins for 20-27 days. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Aged in 85% new, and 15% one-year-old heavily-toasted French oak barrels for 16 months.