The 2002 vintage of Trilogy is the first year we have used all five Bordeaux varietals. The tannin structure of the wine is slightly firmer than the past couple of years and should add to the ageability of the wine over time. There is huge forward fruit of black cherry and cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon, with a touch of raspberry from the Merlot, tobacco and cedar from the Cabernet Franc, the Petit Verdot adds a complex plummy character and the Malbec adds a ruby richness to pull it all together. This wine lingers on the palate and finishes beautifully.
Blend: 50% Cab, 29% Merlot, 13% Cab Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot