Rudd Proprietary Red Jericho Canyon Vineyard 2000
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it boasts both an impressive opaque purple color and bouquet of crème de cassis, roasted coffee, melted chocolate, toasty oak, licorice, and creosote. Full-bodied, thick, and rich, with brooding but well-integrated tannin under all the flesh and density, it will undoubtedly firm up (particularly in a cold cellar), and last for 15+ years.Add winemaker's notes
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A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it boasts both an impressive opaque purple color and bouquet of crème de cassis, roasted coffee, melted chocolate, toasty oak, licorice, and creosote. Full-bodied, thick, and rich, with brooding but well-integrated tannin under all the flesh and density, it will undoubtedly firm up (particularly in a cold cellar), and last for 15+ years.
A ripe, supple-textured wine, loaded with red currant, plum and wild berry flavors, deftly balanced, full-bodied from start to finish, and ending with a long, rich aftertaste. A blend of 53 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 29 percent Merlot, 17 percent Cabernet Franc and 1 percent Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2010.
Smooth and valvety, with rich aromas and flavors of toast and cassis that glide elegantly across the palate. The tannins are soft and the acids seem low, making it attractive to drink now.
Saturated ruby-red. thoroughly ripe aromas of black raspberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, minerals, tar and sexy oak. Sweet, dense and concentrated, with a strong mineral underpinning and excellent grip. Finishes very long and ripe, with big, tongue-dusting tannins. A superb showing.
Exhibiting an opaque black/purple color, the 1999 Jericho Canyon Vineyard boasts a superb perfume of charcoal, creosote, blackberry liqueur, espresso, dried Provençal herbs, licorice, and minerals. Smoke from the toasty new oak also emerges. A superbly dense, full-bodied, exquisite effort, it is a blockbuster, yet incredibly harmonious. It is a winemaking tour de force. One can only imagine when the 45 acres of estate vineyards planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot come into production what might be achieved since this vineyard's neighbors include such luminary sites as Phelps's Backus Vineyard, Dalla Valle, Screaming Eagle, Venge Family Reserve, Plumpjack and Opus One.
The 2000 Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Red (a 2,500-case blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot) is atypically full-bodied and powerful for the vintage. While it may not possess the complexity of the 1999, it offers copious quantities of black fruits, licorice, and coffee. The wine is dense and supple, with sweet tannin and a long finish. It should drink well for 12andndash;15 years.
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