2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa (Tulocay)

2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa (Tulocay)

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 appellation—watch this space) has made our inaugural vintage a muscular and extracted wine.

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$75.00
/ 750 ml
 

2001, now regarded as an excellent vintage for Napa cabernet, had winemakers nervous in the early going. A warm March was followed by freezing temperatures in April and then record highs in May. The weather stabilized in summer, however, giving the grapes a chance to ripen in mild and consistent temperatures from July through the harvest.

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 appellation—watch this space) has made our inaugural vintage a muscular and extracted wine. The 2001 is showing beautifully now, which puts oenophiles in a predicament: Cellar it to have an even more complex and nuanced wine in a decade? Or open it to enjoy one of the most powerful, unusual, and hard-to-get cabernets in the world right now. Six-bottle limit.

RELEASE DATE:      28 May 2004
SHIP DATE:               We will ship whenever you require. We prefer shipping when the temperature in your area is between 32 and 90 degrees F.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2001
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Napa Valley
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