2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena

Our first release—a 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley—is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that come from a celebrated vineyard located along the Silverado Trail in St. Helena.  Southwest-facing, this vineyard is very well known for its voluptuous, silky red wines.  Our 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception.  Both complex and delicate, we love this wine for its inviting bouquet, its complex, unfolding body, and its lingering dancing on the palate.  Great color and nice tannins complete this vintage.  Overall, its elegance shines through exceedingly well!

Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, the 2000 Morey Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon has the following technical notes:

Release date:                October 1, 2003

Total cases:                  187

Appellation:                   100% Napa Valley

Component:                   100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol:                        14.1% by volume

Total Acidity:                 .54 g/100ml

pH:                               3.52

Residual Sugar:             0.10 g/L

Free SO2:                     35 ppm

Total SO2:                     79 ppm

Stainless Fermented:     100%

French Oak:                  100%; 40% new oak (Taransaud, Allié, Nevers)

Oak Aging:                    24 months

Harvest Date:                 October 28, 2000

Bottled:                         December 4, 2002

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