(From 2000 Vintage) Everyone agrees that Alec is one sweet kid, and his blend from the 2000 vintage is the wine equivalent of "wild mountain blackberry" - a favorite flavor ice cream from childhood. 70% Syrah and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon the wine is opulent, ripe and seductive with cedar-laced oak spice aromas, coffee shadings and scoopfuls of juicy black fruit. The plush palate packs a chocolate truffle surprise with great length and soft, chewy tannins. 500 cases produced.
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 139 on Feb-02
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/02