Bottled eleven years ago, this wine is a fine example of how Cooper-Garrod's Santa Cruz Mountains production ages with time. It still pours a pretty garnet color elixir in your glass! The nose offers up juicy red fruits and a little crushed mint. Nuances of raspberry, cherry, and mint dance across the palate, accompanied by a touch of eucalyptus and followed by a long-lived finish.
$70 per bottle ($56 per bottle for Wine Club Members)
The 2004 rainy season was dryer than normal with approximately 24 inches of rain than ended by March. This was followed by temperatures in high 80's during the last two weeks of March that stimulated early vineyard growth and budbreak. The season then cooled down through April and May. We had some heat spikes in August and again in September, but the overall temperature was generally cooler than average. All the components of a great growing season.