Sbragia Rancho del Oso Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$74.99 $59.99
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Item No. 86334
  • red wine
  • WE95
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

"...This is a fabulous Cabernet, drinkable now but with the structure to age for many years..."
-Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection

Critical Acclaim

"True to its mountain appellation, this is a big, dark, young tannic wine. It is dramatically lush in black currant and chocolate fruit, seasoned with 100% new French oak. The tannins have been wrestled into soft, lush compliance. This is a fabulous Cabernet, drinkable now but with the structure to age for many years. "
95 Points

"The more backward 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho Del Oso is a longer-term prospect. It reveals lots of wet gravel, graphite, black currant and black raspberry notes intermixed with a steely, herbal, mountain laurel character, and medium to full-bodied, gritty tannins in the finish.
Rating: 90+"
90 Points

Learn About Sbragia Map ItMap It

As the master winemaker at the famed Beringer winery in Napa for over 32 years, Ed Sbragia has made wine from every great vineyard in Northern California. Sbragia Family Vineyards is a dream Ed has had for many years, a small, family-owned winery making limited lots of wine from blocks of his favorite grapes, including his family's own Dry Creek vineyards. With his son Adam, Ed also focuses on extremely small production wines from spectacular sites, such as this 2005 Rancho Del Oso Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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