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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Gordon Brothers Tradition Red 2002
Gordon Brothers Tradition Red 2002
(search item no. 99371)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Syrah

This seductive, complex blend is pleasing to the senses, beginning with a lovely garnet color. The exotic aromas of cloves, cinnamon, leather and earth waft from the glass. The palate is teased by a velvety mouth-feel and sensual flavors of dark cherries and currants, spicy oak, vanilla and anise. Savor this spectacular wine with your very best steaks and the darkest of chocolates.

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About Gordon Brothers Cellars:

The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.