6 Ratings
Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Wine Details

Wine Description

The 2000 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was blended from a number of vineyards throughout the mid-Napa Valley. Erratic weather during harvest and a large crop made for variable ripening. Lot selection and careful attention to the blend was particularly important in 2000. Some choice barrels of Merlot in the final blend round out the mouthfeel nicely.

86 Points, Wine Enthusiast:

"A good wine, but a disappointment considering this winery’s track record. Tries to achieve opulence, but the herbal, tobaccoey edge and astringent tannins rule. Finishes dry and puckery, and there’s not enough stuffing to warrant much aging. S.H." (12/31/2003)

Winemaker's Notes

Fabulously rich, velvety, and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Napa's premier wineries! Napa Valley provided ideal conditions for our red varietals, yielding exceptional concentration and complexity. This wine is richly textured, loaded with dark berry flavors and a very supple, silky tannin structure.Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Decanter
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Supple, ripe tannins, with ample chunky fruit. A bit raw at the moment, but has good acidity and welcome vigour.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07.