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2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


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Vintages
 -2010  -2009  -2008

BLEND
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

VINEYARDS
Merryale Estate, Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III, ToKalon, and Vineyard X; Mast Ranch, Poe and O'Brien Family

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Extended maceration of the skins
  • Native yeast and malolactic fermentation
  • Quarterly racking during barrel aging
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
18 months in French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels (77% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

RELEASE DATE
April, 2006

BOTTLING DATE
July, 2004

PRODUCTION
4,500 cases

CELLARING
This wine should develop complexity with five years in the bottle and hold for at least five years after that.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
The 2002 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was blended from a number of vineyards throughout the central and southern Napa Valley. The growing season was relatively normal until the middle of September when torrid heat pushed ripening along rapidly. A few barrels of our best Merlot lots went into the blend to round out the mouthfeel. The wine is very dense and concentrated.