Posts Tagged ‘2000’

2000 Moulin de Duhart (Lafite), Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Blend of 80.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19.5% Merlot is the “second” wine of Duhart Moulin. Tight and admittedly disappointing upon opening, it kept growing — and growing — over the next five hours. At its peak openness, this is a complex, earthy… Read more


2000 Clos St. Landelin Pinot Noir, Alsace, France

Nearly 15 years old, this rust brown-burgundy colored “old” wine is likely past its prime — but still delivers an exquisitely complex flavor profile that bellies it’s sale price (more than $20 off its original $49.99 MSRP). Low in alcohol and… Read more


2000 Cairnbrae Noble Riesling, New Zealand

The crowd went wild for this mystery wine served at the end of the High Desert Wine Explorers tasting event. Fully botrytise-affected, yet only 10% residual sugar, which kept it from being cloying. Aromas and flavors of apricot jam, honey, green… Read more


2000 Mayacamas Merlot, Napa

Deep color. Still a young wine, with air it unfolds to show layers of cherry, currant, cranberry and minerals. This is a great example of the ageworthiness of mountain-grown Merlot in Napa. Try again in five years. MSRP: $34.99 (September… Read more


2000 Jackson-Triggs ‘Method Classique’ Sparkling Wine, Ontario, Canada

It makes sense that a cool climate like Niagara-on-the-Lake would produce superior bubbly, and this bottling proves that notion right. Zippy citrus acidity melds with green apple fruit and notes of toast and caramel to provide a bright, clean palate… Read more


2000 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

(May 2004) An enticing interplay of wood, spice and dark, concentrated fruits. Wine Lines rating:… Read more


2000 Leeuwin Chardonnay, Art Series, Margaret River, Australia

(May 2004) Bursting with fruit, the spiced wood notes complement, rather than dominate. Great array of fruit flavors in the mouth, with a nice thread of acidity. Wine Lines rating:… Read more


2000 Cockburn’s Vintage Porto

(May 2004) Good intensity and concentration. Nicely layered. Wine Lines rating:… Read more


2000 Lewis Cellars ‘Cuvee L,’ Napa Valley

Just released, and still tight (not decanted), the wine slowly opened up over three hours, becoming darker and more complex as it sat in the glass. There is a sense of balance and elegance one might not expect from the fruit-forward 2000 Napa… Read more


2000 Ch. Pavie, St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe

The nose jumps right out of the glass. Opaque black color with dark purple rim. Incredibly concentrated dark black fruits, black licorice and roast coffee. Some nice, flowery high notes. Totally seductive and disarming; a complete wine…. Read more