2002 Reserve Claret
From Bob Foley: A Superman’s Merlot! A 2/3 - 1/3 blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and just a splash of Petit Verdot, the depth of color makes for a virtually opaque appearance. Ripe red cherry, cassis and a trace of cedar grace the aromatic medley. Sweet rich textures flood the palate with berry, chocolate and espresso flavors framed by fine mouthwatering tannins. These flavors linger in an exceptional finish that extends for several minutes.Back to Full Wine List
|Blend:||67% Merlot, 33% Cab. Sauv.|
|Release Date:||April 01, 2005|
- October 29, 2007 The Wine Spectator, Oct. 15, 2005, pg. 130
A seductive style that provides a rich mix of ripe, juicy wild berry and blackberry fruit with an overlay of smoky, toasty oak. But on the finish, it comes together nicely, with the fruit pushing past the oak flavors, caressed by supple tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2009. 400 cases made.
- October 29, 2007 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May/June 2005 Issue 120, Pg. 20 & 21
Good Deep Ruby. Knockout nose combines currant, cedar, licorice and tobacco. Large scaled, thick and rich, with compelling density and sweetness. This has superb depth and an intriguing mineralogy. Finishes with horizontal tannins and superb vonosity and persistence.
- October 29, 2007 The Wine Advocate, Feb. 28, 05, Issue 157, pg. 35
The opaque purple-colored 2002 Reserve Claret reveals more aromatic development as well as complexity. It boasts chocolate, blackberry, blueberry, currant, and licorice notes, a voluptuous texture, and a luscious personality. Already delicious, it will be impossible to resist young, and will last for 12-15 years.