Stags Leap District 2002
Utilizing a diverse selection of estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District, this wine showcases the region’s ability to produce Cabernets of lush texture and tremendous ageability.
Voluptuous burst of fruit at the front palate followed by an enveloping mid palate with an ensuing bright delicate finish.
Our 134-acre estate lies in the heart of the Stags Leap District, the first viticultural area in the United States to be approved based on the distinctiveness of its soils. With 28 distinctive vineyard blocks showing an array of different aspects, soil types, clones and rootstocks, our vineyard provides a diversity of flavors that are artfully blended to capture the holistic representation of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
A relatively dry spring followed by a warm June, July and September resulted in a harvest that was neither early or late. Moderate heat spikes gifted the Stags Leap District with fruit that was concentrated and elegant in tannin profiles.
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||18 months in oak barrels followed by several months of bottle ageing
||Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks for approximately 10 days. Skin contact ranges from 5-30 days.