Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 74869)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Outstanding aromas of raspberry torte, deep black cherry, boysenberry and hints of rosemary are the first hints of the wine's birthplace. Barrel aging in French oak, with just a touch of American oak, imparted caramel, vanilla and cedar on the nose. The addition of Syrah and Merlot added an additional blueberry note while Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc add cherry tobacco and plum components. Our 2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with rich fruit intensity, silky tannins and long lingering finish pays tribute to its world renowned appellation while honoring its commitment to value.
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About Avalon:

Like the Indie films that inspired Avalon, our wines are original and uncut. We focus on the essence of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. We differentiate ourselves by producing flavorful wines at a decent price. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and just recently branched out with our first release of Merlot from the 2009 vintage.

Avalon - AKA Paradise. According to Arthurian legend, the town of Glastonbury in the U.K. was once known as Avalon. Avalon has long been associated with paradise. It is a land of souls. Many believe that King Arthur's soul rests there and will some day rise again to defend England.

Our wines don't cost a king's ransom, but that's exactly what our Winemaker Alex Cose used to make. We joke with him and say, "Make us a wine that tastes like $75, and then let's sell it for about $15".