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 Vintage2002 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2001 vintage.)
ProducerDavis Family Vineyards (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2011 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 17 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/7/2012 & rated 92 points: Superb. Fruit and tannin in perfect balance. Won't get better. Pop and pour. (1246 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 5/2/2012 & rated 92 points: Still alive and well. Drink up though. (1266 views)
 Tasted by blgros on 2/15/2012 & rated 92 points: Really good balance of dark fruit, earthy, woody notes, some oak, and a bit of acid to give it life. Smooth through the palate. Too bad my last bottle. (1272 views)
 Tasted by jusdavi on 11/11/2011 & rated 93 points: Wow! Amazing nose and finish. Much more than I ever expected (1284 views)
 Tasted by keepitreal on 7/6/2011 & rated 89 points: Black cherry and loam vanilla nose with hints of menthol. Drying tannins round out a lush palate of black raspberry, fresh linen, herbs and tar. Nice to sip on and contemplate, even better with grilled marinated flank steak. (1622 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 4/7/2011 & rated 91 points: Very good after first 30 minutes. Now in prime time for next 2-3 years I expect. (1111 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/27/2009 & rated 90 points: Tannic and not fully evolved. I need to remember to check my tasting notes before opening. Wait 2 years for the next one. (1370 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/6/2009 & rated 90 points: Tannic; needs decanting but then opens up into an interesting cab; more acidic than most (1438 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 9/7/2009 & rated 92 points: No faults here. Solid cab that isn't at all the cloying fruit bomb one frequently gets from family labels trying to impress parker. Looking forward to the remaining 11 bottles of this case. (1453 views)
 Tasted by keepitreal on 10/11/2008 & rated 89 points: Lush black cherry, tobacco, earth, anise and menthol with a slight herbal note. Quite tannic and with this much fruit should age gracefully. Much more youthful than its six years would suggest. (1482 views)
 Tasted by Vino Me on 4/16/2007 & rated 88 points: Opened at the Haggis aloha party and also took the remainder home to drink the next day with grilled lamb chops marinated in mustard, garlic and soy. Medium bodied with notes of red and black fruit. Not quite big enough for the lamb. 88-89 points. (1652 views)
 Tasted by WST on 8/27/2006 & rated 92 points: This is really starting to show well; unfortunately, it is my last bottle. Medium to full bodied, very elegant in nose, palate and texture. Much more evolved and improved since my last tasting. Great purity of cassis-dominated fruit, with layers of complex aromas including dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and spice. (1996 views)
 Tasted by WST on 4/9/2006 & rated 89 points: Glad I waited before commenting, as my initial impression was fairly dismal. Initial restrained fruit aromas opened on second tasting. Dense sweet currant or cassis dominates. Full bodied, not overripe. Beautiful balance and purity of fruit; may improve further if complexity increases with age. (1947 views)
 Tasted by nomerlot on 1/14/2006 & rated 92 points: Guy Davis makes unbelievably sexy and complex pinot noirs (at least for California). This wine shows that he knows how to make a cabernet too....med to full bodied with great purity of flavors and fine tannins. Great length and persistence. This style should be a new benchmark.....drinkable (vs. over-extracted "huge" "monster""one glass reds"), good value from an honest wine-maker. (2046 views)
 Tasted by WST on 10/6/2005 & rated 91 points: Way too young, but promising. Drank it as followup to a simple dinner salad. Dark cranberry color. The nose is not closed at all; cassis, pencil lead, and dark fruit with a hint of spice. Fine, refined tannins, with fruit well balanced by acidity. Crescendo finish which is fairly long. Definitely not overextracted or overoaked, and almost reasonable alcohol level of 14.1%. (2201 views)

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