(From 2009 Vintage) This is a lovely Cabernet to drink now and over the next few years. It shows its Oakville pedigree with smooth tannins and dry, complex flavors of blackberry, black currant and cherry, with a fine earthiness.
The 2002 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon continues our pursuit of excellence from the Oakville AVA. This outstanding vintage shows the ultimate character that we expect from our estate vineyards. With full, rich aromas and flavors redolent of ripe stone fruit and dark berries, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is a lush wine with a subtle tannin backbone that will allow the wine to become more complex with proper bottle age.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/05
Wine NewsRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News