This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Scherrer Vineyard speaks more of the Alexander Valley region and less of the specific site than the unique Scherrer Vineyard bottling (released in the fall), hence the regional designation. The 2000 vintage is slightly more open and forward than the 1999 vintage, but is still definitely a serious wine. The grapes developed very slowly in 2000, causing us to wait many days longer than Dad’s other grape customers to finally schedule picking. This allowed the full development of the typical cassis, plummy, classically varietal flavors. The finish is very long, rich, mouth-watering, friendly and engaging. This regional designate is definitely in the ‘House Style’ and stands up well beside our past ‘Alexander Valley’ and ‘Scherrer Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignons. The 1999 vintage has ‘buried’ many wines at twice the price.