2000 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
The cooler vintages allow the signature terroir of the Montelena Estate vineyard to be showcased much more than in a warmer vintage and this Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect example.
Deep garnet red in the glass with a complex nose loaded with ripe cassis and raspberry aromas, as well as hints of spice and earth. The palate is rich but soft with great varietal flavors like warm cassis and red berries and with a very polished and supple tannin structure. This is a rich yet elegant vintage, where Montelena’s traditional winemaking techniques and low vineyard yields combine to give a classically-styled wine: ripe yet accessible.