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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Terra Valentine Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Terra Valentine Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 90396)

PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2002 Wurtele Vineyard captures the distinct character of Terra Valentine's estate vineyard in a great vintage in the Spring Mountain District. The warm growing season fully ripened the Cabernet to express the rich dark fruit and spice characters that give this wine its unique qualities. This pure clone 7 Cabernet selection was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months with 40% new barrels.

Aromas: Concentrated cassis, anise, and black jam fruit with mint, cocoa and earthy caramel.

Mouth: Intensely focused black fruit with bright, yet dark and rich tannins balance with toasty oak, cocoa and coffee bean.

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About Terra Valentine:

Terra Valentine takes winemaking to a new level-about 2,100 feet above the Napa Valley. It is a winery that brings together a state-of-the-art fermentation system with the uncovered beauty of an artisan-constructed building-a colorful and well-hidden treasure of Spring Mountain history.