Add the wisdom of aging another decade to the tasting notes from its original release 10 years ago: "Aromas of dark cherries, lingonberry jam, and hints of rich leather lead into a palate of dark cherries, ripe black plums, cassis, and lush summer berries with a rich, pleasant finish." $68/bottle ($58.40 Club members).
The general characteristics of the 2000 growing season were an early spring and moderately cool summer. This, coupled with average rain fall of 29 inches, gave an ideal growing season of traditional yields and high quality fruit. A September heat wave assured that all the fruit ripened and was harvested in small lots with good sugar and acid balance before the fall rains.