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Taste of Napa @ Copia

Napa, CA

Tasted October 16, 2004 by 97mjr with 958 views

Introduction

Walkaround tasting including almost 100 Napa wineries, probably more than 250 selections. Mostly 2000-2001 Cabs.

Wineries included: Beaulieu Vineyard, Benessere, Broman, Cafaro, Catacula Lake, Carneros Creek, Ceja, Chappellet, Charles Krug, Chateau Montelena, Chateau Potelle, Cliff Lede, Cornerstone, Cosentino Signature, Cuvaison, Diamond Oaks, Domaine Carneros, Dominari, D.R. Stephens, Duckhorn, Emilio's Terrace, Etude, Franciscan, Frank Family, Frazier, Galleron, Gargiulo, Godspeed, Goldschmidt, Grgich Hills, Groth, Hagafen, J. Davies, Joseph Phelps, Koves-Newlan, Lang & Reed, Liparita, Louis M. Martini, Luna, MacLean, Marston, Monticello, Napa Valley Grape Growers, Oakville Ranch, Paradigm, Parry, Patz & Hall, Peju, Pine Ridge, Robert Craig, Robert Keenan, Robert Mondavi, Robert Pecota, Robert Sinskey, Rocca Family, Rosenblum, Rutherford Grove, Saddleback, Saintsbury, Sawyer, Schramsberg, Schweiger, Silverado, Silver Oak@, St. Supéry, Staglin, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars@, Steltzner, Stony Hill, Terra Valentine, The Terraces, Titus, Tom Eddy, Trefethen, Trinchero, Tudal, Twomey, Volker Eisele, Whitehall Lane, Work, ZD

Flight 1 (12 notes)

Difficult to take detailed notes; among my 100 or tastes, these were the best

Red
2002 Cuvaison Pinot Noir Carneros USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros
Red
2001 Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards) Proprietary Red USA, California, Napa Valley
currant, tannic; lighter than I would expect.
Red
2001 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley
Red
2000 Saddleback Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley USA, California, Napa Valley
licorice, spice, smoke with pencil lead on the finish
Red
2000 Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Estate USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
94 points
Best of the tasting. Currant, ripe black fruit, cherry, tannins, bright fruit finish.
Red
2000 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
black currant, oak, tannins, slight herbs; more flavorful than the 2001
Red
2000 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Wurtele USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Red
1999 Tom Eddy Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley
Red
2001 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley
Expectionally concentrated. Chewy with currant, spice on the palate. The best cab value of the tasting.
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