This wine has a rich, dark color and a classic Cabernet aroma, with currants, red and black fruits, as well as the black tea and licorice notes typical in warmer vintages. The warm cinnamon tone in the background is from the 20% new oak barrels used this year. The big, juicy palate is powered by the same fruits as the nose, layered with spicy notes from the oak. The vintage's slightly high acid levels give the wine brightness, showcased in a medium weight style with good density and grip. The 2002's mix of warm, ripe fruit and classic acid and tannin structure make it a delicious Cabernet now and for many years to come.