2000 Portfolio, Limited Edition

Vintage Note

Beautiful weather for the first vintage of the 21st century. Normal winter rainfall and slightly warmer temperatures in early Spring led to an early bud break. It was almost uneventful spring and summer weather pattern which produced fruit of exceptional quality. A cool summer led to slow ripening and an extended harvest. This vintage produced fruit of exceptional quality.

 

The wine shows a lot of intense fresh black and blue berries, deep color, a very concentrated mid-palate which ends up in an explosion of fruit. The tannins are lush and generous with a solid structure. The wine is harmonious with a very long and intense finish. The wine will cellar well for many decades.

 

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Winemaking Note

Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Cabernet Franc 19%, 1% Petit Verdot

Fruit Sources: Hendry Ranch Block 8 and Weitz Vineyard

Age of Vines: CS 26 years and CF 7 years

Date of Harvest: October 4th and October 6th 

Fermentation: Fermented in 1-ton bin

Winemaking: Natural gravity flow, no fining, no filtration

Skin Contact: 30 days

Malolactic Fermentation: In barrel

Barrel Aging: 20 months in 100% New French Oak

Production: 200 cases

Accolade

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

91 points

“If a notch less dramatic than last year’s superb offering from Portfolio, this rich, lavishly oaked bottling finds more than enough broad fruit in support and emerges as a very worthy successor. Its crème brulèe notes and caramel-like richness are tied to a smooth, polished feel on the palate, yet the wine is sturdy in underbelly and, even if it is not as fruity as its predecessor, it is destined to age comfortably for years to come.”