Medium ruby with an attractive edge. Aromas of currants, rose petals, and clove spice, a touch of new leather and dried cherries. The taste ollows the aroma profile with fine, firm tannins. It promises to develop subtle, supple layers. Perhaps the most Bordeaux-like wine we have made.
"Conn Valley’s 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals a healthy dark plum/dense purple color along with abundant notes of new saddle leather, incense, licorice, roasted herbs, unsmoked cigar tobacco and cassis. This full-bodied, young adolescent appears to need another 3-4 years of bottle age. It was slightly closed in this tasting, but is an impressive young wine."
The Wine Advocate