Winemaking isn't like most manufacturing businesses. You can't call up your suppliers, who essentially are farmers growing grapes, and ask for more product... at least not until the next harvest. It's the opposite of just-on-time manufacturing. Couple that with the fact that the Cabernet berries were very small in 2000 and Navarro's picky tasting panel declassified all but one lot into Navarrouge and we hope you'll understand why we don't have much 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon. The bad news is that this is our smallest bottling of Cabernet since 1992 but the good news is that it's delicious. These grapes were cold soaked before adding the yeast and the fermentation lasted a full two weeks. Both the primary and secondary fermentations were completed in French oak barrels where the wine rested languorously for twenty months.
Casey and Jim at our favorite Cabernet site at Eaglepoint Ranch; the "Red Hill". This is the only lot of wine that "made the cut" for Navarro's 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon.
It's rich and chewy with whiffs of cedar, mint and tobacco; a great match for slowly simmered Sauerbraten. Sorry, only a handful of bottles are available for reorder. Gold Medal winner. Best of Class.