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2002 Astrale e Terra Cabernet Sauvignon Arcturus

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2018 (Edit)
CT90.3 57 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • Oenecnist wrote:

    August 16, 2018 - Bought four from a local retailer for 20/b 12-13 years ago (haven't checked the paperwork yet). Decanted with normal sediment. A little funky nose at first, but that blew off. Very good color, no amber edge; mature blackcurrant nose and body with very good mouthfeel; good finish. Stored horizontally in a cool, dark basement since purchase. My evaluation: I've stopped giving scores on a "100-point scale" as I've become less convinced that they can be meaningful to others. I use a 4-category scale (perhaps with +/-)--not including flawed--which runs outstanding/notable/drinkable/poor. I considered this notable+ when considering quality, age, and price.

  • lachord Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 2, 2018 - Dark ruby with an earthy, mulchy feel. Fruit has mellowed but still plenty of body with hints of cherry.

  • prof b wrote:

    February 15, 2017 - not in the best phase right now. Tannins are the predominant taste with some fruit hiding behind it.

  • ROrmand wrote: 90 points

    October 18, 2014 - Fresh, fun, enlivened with a touch of mint midway. Miles to go before it fades.

  • OhioNerd Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 5, 2014 - Nice CA Cab. No formal notes but still drinking well.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Expanding Sara's Palate, Episode #494, 6/27/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Astrale E Terra Arcturus) #3; COLOR-dark; NOSE-very nice nose; a fruit bomb (raspberries, blackberries; plum, strawberries, cherries), but not over-oaked; TASTE-some greenness on the mid-palate (mint covered green peppers); this is Mint City, USA; menthol; Keebler Grasshopper; reminds me of Heitz Cabs; intense fruit, lots of blackberries, with a nice Junior mint action on the mid-palate; should last 8-15 years; a really good wine; WE-93; GV-90

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Astrale e Terra
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Arcturus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 262 (47%)
  • Consumed 292 (53%)

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