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Lancaster Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley 2000

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2000 Lancaster Estate Red Wine Winemaker's Notes Our 2000 vintage-grown, crafted and bottled exclusively at Lancaster Estate-is a complex wine that brims with ripe, black cherry flavors. The forward fruit character of blackberries, currants and chocolate marries with the soft toasty oak, producing exceptional balance and lush, full body. Aging for 22 months in small French oak barrels (60% new) contributed depth and fully harmonized the intense aromas and flavors, and bottling without fining or filtration allowed the personality of our Estate to shine through. 3,050 cases produced. 2000 Vintage The long, mild 2000 growing season ended mid-October, allowing grapes plenty of time to reach full ripeness. Composition & Analysis 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec Total acid 0.64%, pH: 3.52, Alcohol, by volume 14.1% PDF (792K)

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Lancaster Estate:
Lancaster Estate remains true to the founding vision of Proprietor Ted Simpkins. We are a family owned winery, dedicated to crafting wines that are Estate grown, bottled, and produced. In 1995, we purchased the former Maacama Creek Winery and its surrounding vineyard and gave the Estate our family name, “Lancaster.” We were attracted to the site’s abundant hillsides, knowing that their diverse... Read more
Lancaster Estate remains true to the founding vision of Proprietor Ted Simpkins. We are a family owned winery, dedicated to crafting wines that are Estate grown, bottled, and produced. In 1995, we purchased the former Maacama Creek Winery and its surrounding vineyard and gave the Estate our family name, “Lancaster.” We were attracted to the site’s abundant hillsides, knowing that their diverse elevations, aspects and slopes would provide a wide range of micro-climates from which we could produce wines of intensity and concentrated varietal character. We craft Estate grown, bottled and produced wines that honor and reflect their origins. Our commitment to cultivating our land’s expression through an integrated approach to winegrowing ensures that our wines consistently retain a definitive richness of character. As a result, we produce wines which are singularly identifiable as Lancaster Estate. The Estate is located at the southernmost tip of Alexander Valley, and includes 53 hillside acres of vineyard surrounding the winery. Situated near the confluence of the Knights Valley and Chalk Hill appellations, this location offers a great diversity of soils and micro-climates and the optimum growing conditions for Bordeaux varieties. Our Estate is uniquely blessed with warm days and cool nights, and a longer growing season than other Cabernet-driven appellations. As a result, our wines express their rich, ripe flavors with bright vibrancy and balance. The property consists of 24 vineyard blocks that are sub-divided into 27 distinct sub-blocks. The vineyard is planted exclusively to the classic Bordeaux varieties—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Tasting Room Tastings and Private Tour and Tastings are available, Monday - Saturday by appointment, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *Beginning Sunday, April 18, we will be open every day through November. We recommend advance notice as space is very limited. Please note, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 6 people without prior notice. Read less

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Snooth User: Jason W
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08/28/2007

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2000 Lancaster Estate Red Wine Winemaker's Notes Our 2000 vintage-grown, crafted and bottled exclusively at Lancaster Estate-is a complex wine that brims with ripe, black cherry flavors. The forward fruit character of blackberries, currants and chocolate marries with the soft toasty oak, producing exceptional balance and lush, full body. Aging for 22 months in small French oak barrels (60% new) contributed depth and fully harmonized the intense aromas and flavors, and bottling without fining or filtration allowed the personality of our Estate to shine through. 3,050 cases produced. 2000 Vintage The long, mild 2000 growing season ended mid-October, allowing grapes plenty of time to reach full ripeness. Composition & Analysis 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec Total acid 0.64%, pH: 3.52, Alcohol, by volume 14.1% PDF (792K)

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