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2002 Lancaster Estate Red Wine Alexander Valley (750ml)
Producer: Lancaster Estate lancasterestate.com
Appellation: Alexander Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$28.95
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 24, 2006 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4 stars "Dark color and a nose of blackberry and blackcurrant. On the palate, rich with an opulent texture."
tasted: May 5, 2007 , mark elston
"was just ok"
tasted: November 15, 2011 , from a member
"Nice. "
rated: August 2, 2006 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"The 2002 Lancaster is the expression of a near perfect growing season in the Alexander Valley. Ideal weather conditions during budbreak and bloom, very little rain after sunset, and cool summer mornings yielded clusters of small, concentrated berries which provided the building blocks of this great vintage. This wine is a blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 4% malbec, 2% merlot and 1% petit verdot. The fruit was sorted by hand, pressed, fermented, and aged in the estate's caves for 22 months in tight-grained French oak barrels and an additional 14 months in bottle. Aromas of black cherries, lavender, and vanilla bean lead the way to layers of black fruit, lush textures, and a long polished finish. "