2000 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Harvested in late September after a long, cool growing period and aged for 22 months in French oak, this is Philippe Melka’s second vintage with Vineyard 29. The wine has aromas of berry fruits, cherries and currants and is complemented by velvety tannins and a lasting viscosity on the finish that is characteristic of the “Grace Clone” planted here.
550 cases were produced.
2000 Aida Zinfandel The 2000 Aida Zinfandel enjoys an unusually warm microclimate, and usually ripens before other Zinfandels in Napa Valley. The 100% French oak provides a powerful backbone giving coffee, vanilla and coconut notes, while supporting elegant black cherry, prune, and blueberry fruit flavors. The tannins in this wine are well integrated with the fruit due to its careful 22 month barrel aging and 14 month bottle aging prior to release giving the wine a balanced viscosity and weight.
625 cases were produced.
2000 Aida Red Wine This wine is the first blend of the three varietals from this vineyard. It is an expression of the unique terroir of Aida. The vineyard has very rocky soils, reminiscent of the southern Rhone Valley in France. The microclimate is hot and dry, and results in wines of exceptional intensity and fruit forward character. The Red Wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot aged for 22 months in 100% French oak. The wine is full and balanced, with fresh cherry notes, and is underscored by a mineral character that is unique to the Aida Vineyard.
910 cases were produced.
2000 Vineyard 29 Cabernet 750ml
2000 Vineyard 29 Cabernet 1.5L
2000 Aida Red Wine 750ml
2000 Aida Red Wine 1.5L
2000 Aida Zinfandel 750ml
2000 Aida Zinfandel 1.5L
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