2002 - Limited Cabernet Sauvignon

We choose the most expressive lots from an exceptional year to create an age-worthy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that exemplifies the vintage.  


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Limited 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 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 77% Silverado Vineyard
    23% Oakville Station
  • Harvest Info September 21 - October 8, 2002
    26.7º Brix
    Yields of 4.1 tons/acre
  • Skin Contact 19 months barrel age
    69% new oak
    New oak profile: 94% French, 6% American
    Overall oak profile: 97% French, 3% American
  • Oak Profile 18 days of skin contact
  • Analysis 14.1% Alcohol
    5.96 g/L TA
    3.62 pH