29 Estate · 2000 · Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2000 Vineyard 29 was harvested in late September after a long, cool growing season. This is Philippe Melka’s second vintage with Vineyard 29 and, as he did in 1999, he has managed to capture the best quality possible from the vineyard. Up front, the wine has aromas of berry fruits; cherries and currants, and is complemented by velvety tannins and a lasting viscosity on the finish.
Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate:
"The 2000 is charming, with plenty of spicy oak and sweet fruit. Many readers will enjoy this vintage's superficial, front-end loaded charm...this is a very good to excellent effort to drink during its first 10-12 years of life."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Good medium red. Aromas of red cherry, redcurrant, flowers and dill. Bright flavors of sweet red fruits, chocolate and maple syrup. A rather linear style of cabernet, with firm acids. Finishes with fine, granular tannins and very good length."
September 29, 2000
20 months in French Oak, 65% new
Seguin Moreau, Saury
June 24, 2002