Peju Province Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve Rutherford Napa Valley 2000
Napa Valley. Estate Bottled. Sweet, slightly juicy, black cherry and cassis fruit is joined in the nose by lots of lovely sweet oak spice, and this engaging mix of fruit and oak is replayed in the deep, very well-filled flavors of this handsome young Cabernet.
Never less than solidly stuffed, yet smooth and fairly supple in construction, it stands among the more successful wines of the vintage, and its tantalizing glimmers of developing complexity point the way to better things yet with a few years of additional cellar time.