Color: Ruby red with good intensity
Bouquet: A commanding bouquet of ripe fruit, sweet plum and black currant, exquisitely mingled with delicate notes of leather, tobacco, vanilla and clove, enhanced by subtle nuances of mint and exotic spices.
Taste: Highly concentrated, intensely flavored and rich in tannins, with a full, magnificent body and a remarkable, sleek finish.
Serving suggestions: Enjoy with steaks, venison, game birds and ripe blue cheeses.
"Santa Rita's flagship is the Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2002 Casa Real is purple colored with complex aromatics of spice box, tobacco, graphite, red currants, and black currants. It has an intense entry onto the palate with spicy, layered flavors, ripe tannins, and great balance in its full-bodied personality. It needs 5-7 years of further cellaring and will drink well through 2037."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate