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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Vine Cliff Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Vine Cliff Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 87749)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2003 Napa Cabernet blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petite Verdot. The Oakville Cabernet imparts structure and concentration to the blend while the Cabernet Franc from our Pickett Road Vineyard gives the wine length, finesse and a polished supple texture.

Aroma:
Ripe bing cherry, blueberry and deep black plum fruits. Floral with violets and lavender laced with spicy oak, hints of cocoa, caramel and sweet expensive leather.

Palate
Sweet, juicy upfront ripe cherry and plum fruit. Soft supple texture. Big rich mid palate with long chewy tannins on the finish.

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About Vine Cliff Winery:

Nestled in a quiet canyon above the Silverado Trail in the world famous Napa Valley stand the breathtaking vineyards of Vine Cliff Winery. Known for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons from the treasured Oakville Appellation and bold Chardonnays from the acclaimed Carneros District, Vine Cliff Winery prides itself on small lots of intensely flavored, hand-made wines.