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2002 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

From Bob Foley: Beautifully ripened and carefully oaked 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry, currant and a suggestion of saddle leather nuances combine to offer irresistible aromatics. Lush mid-palate textures introduce the sweet, dense tannin spectrum where dark muddled cherries and toasty oak flavors marry and linger in another amazing finish.

Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2002
Harvest: October 2002
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.7%
Bottling: December 2004
Production: 1210 cases
Release Date: April 2005
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Reviews

  • Wine Spectator: July 12, 2006
    Rating: 92

    Spice, red currant and blackberry aromas, turning taut and firm on the palate with with mouthcoating tannins. Hints of mocha and vanilla bean add a nice flavor dimemsion and on the finish the fruit and tannins shine through. Best from 2009 through 2014.

  • The Wine Advocate: February 28, 2005
    Rating: 96-100

    The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals an inkier purple color along with a classic nose of graphite, creme de cassis, smoke, crushed rocks, and barrique. Surprisingly approachable, long, concentrated, and impressive with flawless integration of wood, tannin, and acidity, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years.

  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: May/June 2005, Issue 120
    Rating: 93

    (a selected vineyard block consisting mostly of 30 year old vines): Good red-ruby. Roasted red currant, mocha, licorice, dark chocolate and menthol on the nose; clearly riper than the regular cabernet. Then big, chewy, broad and deep, with powerful flavors of currant, chocolate, mocha and tobacco, sweetened by oak. Finishes impressively long, with big, broad, horizontal tannins.