Author: Robert Parker
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard (785 cases) is an elegant, European-styled wine. It possesses copious quantities of black currants, cedar wood, spice box, and vanilla, medium body, good underlying acidity, excellent purity, and austere tannin in the finish.
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Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/20/2010
Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Site Blog: The Wine Forum
MUST decant! 2 hours minimum! This is a killer 2000, which many of us know to be a bad vintage thanks to the critics.
Bad California vintage = GOOD Bordeaux style vintage from Napa. Blind I would guess Bordeaux, and even go so far as to say Mouton or Pontet-Canet from Paulliac in Bordeaux.
Color: Red with notes of purple, medium-dark core
Nose: Whiffs of currants, black cherry, pencil shavings, kirsch and cassis. Earth and loam underly the fruit and subtle oak in the nose, well integrated oak.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, silky smooth with a long 45+ second finish with good balance of fruit, oak, alcohol, acidity and tannin. The palate is caressed by the fruits that range from red to black cherry and currants with a loamy/earthy core bringing the lush fruit into balance and in touch with its roots. Classi Pauilliac...err Tokalon!
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