2000 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Description
INTENSE FLAVORS OF CHERRIES AND CASSIS WITH A BACKGROUND OF FRENCH OAK.
RICH, FULL MOUTHFEEL WITH VELVETY TANNINS AND A LONG FINISH.

WINEMAKER NOTES
This Cabernet Sauvignon originates from hillside grapes grown in the Sonoma Valley, blended with Merlot from the Dry Creek Valley, two of Sonoma County’s premier Cabernet growing regions. This complex wine is characterized by a careful balance of fruity and aromatic flavors followed by firm yet subtle tannins.
The fruit for this wine was harvested in late September/October after 2000's exceptional growing season. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for twenty-four months in both French and American oak barrels.

FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS
This robust wine is well paired with hearty dishes such as stews, roasted meats, duck and lamb.

COMPOSITION: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon,
4% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc

APPELATION: 70% Sonoma Valley,
30% Dry Creek Valley,

AGING: Twenty-four months in French and American Oak

ACID/PH: 5.5/3.74

ALCOHOL: 13.7%

PRODUCTION: 5,300 cases

BOTTLED: January 2003

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