Previous vintages of our wines are cellaring exceptionally well and
continue to provide excellent value for customer who want to save our wines for special occasions
The combination of early thinning, a long, mild run-up to the harvest, a low yield of 1.87 tons/acre, and the warm microclimate of the Tulocay region (soon to be an official viticultural appellationÂ—watch this space) has made our inaugural vintage a muscular and extracted wine.
2002 was another exceptional vintage from the Tulocay area. Weather in the second half of the season was warm, sunny, and typical of Napa. We experienced a week long heat wave in July extending the period of veraison [color change] as well as creating some uneven ripening. We removed the green berries by hand and dropped fruit to concentrate flavor and ensure the very highest quality. Ripening through the balance of the year was perfect leaving a rich quality Cabernet Sauvignon on the vine. Passion is expressed in every aspect of vineyard management as well as winemaking using cold soak, extended maceration, and a complex barrel program to produce this superb Cabernet Sauvignon.
Impressive dark violet color. An intense fruit-laden Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated layers of blackberries, ripe currents, fig paste and cedar. Ripe and powerful tannins that coat the mouth with seductive and layered flavors. This wine ends with long and intense waves of black fruits.
Very dense and deep garnet.A very inviting and expressive nose opens up on notes of black currants (cassis), blackberry, licorice, caramel and citrus rind. The body is very balanced and elegant yet powerful. The wine has a very long finish with impressive flavors of blackberry liqueur and coffee.
Elegant notes of black currant, oak, chocolate and firm tannins end in a long and memorable finish.
The nose is intense but refined with ripe blackcurrant, plum jam, licorice, cedar and toasty vanilla.
Deep dark violet color. Rich velvet fruit-laden Cabernet Sauvignon presenting concentrated layers of cassis ,blackberries, ripe currents, fig paste , tobacco and cedar on the palate. Refined tannins coat the mouth with seductive and layered flavors of black fruit, dark chocolate, coffee and oak notes on a lingering finish. Quite approachable and elegant yet will age well into the next decade.
Deep dark violet color. Velvet fruitladen Cabernet Sauvignon presenting concentrated layers of cassis, blackberries, ripe currants, dark chocolate, tobacco, spice and cedar on the palate. Refined tannins coat the mouth with seductive and layered flavors of black fruit,
roasted coffee, oak notes, and a touch of mocha which linger on the long finish.
Carefully this fruit was picked and sorted by hand to ensure exceptional quality in an effort to bring you a truly handcrafted artisan wine. Approachable and elegant, this wine will age well into the next decade.