Poured several of this '02 Cab (stored in my cellar since purchase from winery) last night for guests, admittedly with some trepidation. Big positive surprise in having nice fruit, round smoothness, although not too deep or complex at this age. But after 12 years and at this price point, who could ask for more? All in all, a very nice performance from a well crafted wine.
Had to be the surprise of the night. What a nice 12 year old Cali Cab. Visually, no sign of age. solid color edge to edge. Deep translucent ruby with no browning. Detect a slight amount of age on the nose but no funk usually associated with an aging wine. Great mouthfeel and structure to keep this wine gong for a while longer. I don't think its in its prime but maybe just starting the backstretch.
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