Wine

2002

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford
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Located on the southern end of the Rutherford Bench, Sycamore vineyard’s proximity to the Mayacamas mountains provides the perfect climate for growing a rich, textured Cabernet. The wine is deep garnet in color with aromas reminiscent of black currant, pomegranate, baking spice, forest floor and espresso. The palate is rich and textured with flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, leather, and warm oak spices. The site gives the wine great tannin structure that is bold but integrated, making it lovely to drink now with the capability to age in the cellar for decades.

Primary Vineyard: Sycamore Vineyard—Rutherford (100%): Small 24-acre vineyard located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard produces small berries reminiscent of mountain fruit berries, with intense extract of color and flavor. The color is very dark early in the fermentation, with flavors of black currant and black berry with a forest floor complexity.

Life span in a proper cellar 20-30 years.


 

Vintage

2002

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

77% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 8% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot

pH

3.66

Alcohol

14.40%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

27 months in French oak, 62% new

2002

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford

Located on the southern end of the Rutherford Bench, Sycamore vineyard’s proximity to the Mayacamas mountains provides the perfect climate for growing a rich, textured Cabernet. The wine is deep garnet in color with aromas reminiscent of black currant, pomegranate, baking spice, forest floor and espresso. The palate is rich and textured with flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, leather, and warm oak spices. The site gives the wine great tannin structure that is bold but integrated, making it lovely to drink now with the capability to age in the cellar for decades.

Primary Vineyard: Sycamore Vineyard—Rutherford (100%): Small 24-acre vineyard located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard produces small berries reminiscent of mountain fruit berries, with intense extract of color and flavor. The color is very dark early in the fermentation, with flavors of black currant and black berry with a forest floor complexity.

Life span in a proper cellar 20-30 years.


 

750 mL:
$300
Members: $240.00

Vintage

2002

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

77% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 8% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot

pH

3.66

Alcohol

14.40%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

27 months in French oak, 62% new

750 mL:
$300
Members: $240.00
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93 Points

"At nearly 20 years of age, the deep garnet-hued 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore (part of this year's annual library release) shows some brick at the rim and offers up classic cigar-box aromas of dried tobacco, cedar and vanilla, plus ample notions of dried fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, plush and velvety in feel, with a lingering finish and softly dusty tannins. Fully mature but in no danger of drying out soon, it should continue to drink well for at least another three or four years."

Joe Czerwinski
Robert Parker Wine Advocate