2000 Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon:
Found on sale ($8.79), perhaps by accident, with a selection of 2004s, I snapped up this wine and hurried home with it, anxious to try it. Served with charcoal grilled ribeye, steamed broccoli, and sauteed red potatoes, it performed well. Upon opening, this bottle revealed pleasantly complicated flavors: mixed plum and berry, strong hints of spice, and some other tone I could not place. I allowed it to breathe for about an hour while dinner was prepared. Strong, ripe plum in the nose, smooth and complex in the mouth combining rich plum flavors with touches of berry, pleasant hints of spice in the long finish. It easily stood up to steak and potatoes, being full bodied and silky. Flavors were strong enough to handle perhaps even something peppered or strongly acidic. The wine still had some decent tannins to it, perhaps it has a year or two left in it before it peaks out. A-
Arr, I be havin' a southern accent!