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Shows off lush, flesh-textured ripe plum, cherry and clear black currant, with notes of blackberry, dark chocolate, cedar, cigar, and French bread oakiness.


2000 Merlot

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

6% Cabernet Sauvignon

0.55 T.A., 3.59 pH

13.5% alcohol

100% French oak

Barrel aged 20 months

Bottled June 25, 2002

Released July 1, 2003

1450 cases produced



Bronze, Los Angeles County Fair

Bronze, San Diego National Wine Competition

Bronze, Mendocino County Fair