Red

2002 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 172

  • bayareadodgerfan wrote: 91 points

    November 2, 2019 - Opened at a restaurant - decanted for 45 min at the table. Had a little bit of a musty/mildew note on the nose (cork was pretty dry) but the fundamental palate of the wine was quite good. Red fruit and especially plums come through with some oaky undertones. medium body and finish. Honestly I think this is maybe 18-24 mos past it’s prime, but still pretty tasty. If you have any 2002, now is the time to drink up!

  • Rich S Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 4, 2017 - Popped and poured. Still lots of dark red berry fruit and black plums along with some chocolate and toasty oak on the nose and palate with some secondary notes of cigar box coming through. Medium acid and tannins were pretty much fully resolved so this is certainly drink now territory. Very smooth texture and finish. Will probably hold for a little while but not sure there is a lot of structure to hold for the long haul.

  • prasm Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 3, 2017 - Popped and poured, consumed over 5 hours. Nose: Medium expressiveness, black raspberry, black berry, sweet tobacco, black olives, and saddle leather. Palate: Medium-bodied, great mouth-feel - amazingly youthful for a 15 year old wine, spicy red and black fruit attack, plenty of acid to provide balance, builds in intensity from front to back-end with up-front fruit and spice persisting and joined by tobacco and leather. Finish: Medium-plus length dominated by spicy red/black fruit. My only bottle, but this has plenty of life left - 5-10 years easily.

  • DrewWyman Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 15, 2017 - Really drinking well right now, well integrated, complex nose and palate with an excellent finish.

  • nemloc Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 3, 2016 - Wow! This wine has aged phenomenally. Decanted for 20 mins as we were seated for dinner. Soft tannins, very low acidity, and silky smooth mouth feel. Clear hints of black currant and blackberry in the background. Lingers for a bit with a medium finish.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Viewer Appreciation Day, Episode #74, 8/18/2006 (link) 96+ points

    (Match Cabernet Sauvignon) NOSE-green, herbal, complex, asparagus; TASTE-for $80 one of the best CA wines you can buy, COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY; GV-96+ (kills '02 Insignia)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Match Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Butterdragon Hill
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 222 (28%)
  • Consumed 580 (72%)

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