On the nose the wine shows aromas of vanilla, black cherry, coco powder, cracked peppercorn, nutmeg, and black raspberry. The flavors are just as complex showing notes of ripe black cherry, vanilla, milk chocolate, coco powder, ripe raspberry jam, and a generous dose of oak. This wine is showing amazingly young tannin and still needs some extensive bottle aging to reach it's full potential. I almost wish I had a case of this stuff so I could open one every couple years and see how it develops. The finish is very long and I'm still tasting it minutes after the initially sip! 92 points
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
2002 The Terraces Cabernet Sauvignon
This little Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is made from an amazing family in Napa who hand crafts beautiful small production wines from a small property on the Rutherford foothills. It's a 285 case production that was aged in French oak for 31 months and cellared for 7 months prior to release. The product is a very rich and full bodied Cabernet with loads of ripe black cherry flavors and a distinctive Rutherford dust aroma.