2002 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes Until the very end, 2002 was a mild season with few hot spells. It started with frost in April, and rains in May. After veraison (the coloring of the fruit), warm days and cool nights accelerated ripening. By September, the real heat kicked in, leading to a compressed harvest which began two weeks later than the previous year. Intense flavors, husky structure, and excellent balance were the happy result of the cool summer, and richness, the outcome of warm picking weather.
  • Varietal 91% Cabernet Sauvignon
    3% Cabernet Franc
    6% Merlot
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 50% Silverado Vineyard (Estate)
    35% Mt. George Vineyard (Estate)
    5% Haystack Vineyard (Estate)
    10% selected Napa Valley vineyards
  • Harvest Info September 13 - October 18, 2002
    25.9° Brix
  • Skin Contact 22 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16 months barrel age
    40% new oak
    Overall oak profile: 83% French, 17% American
  • Analysis 14.4% Alcohol
    5.87 g/L TA
    3.64 pH