Monday, December 15, 2008

LADERA CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2002

From Napa Valley with 14.9% alcohol.

TASTING NOTES:

Transparent but deep garnet color. Black cherry soda and a little oak on the nose. Cleanly defined plum, black currant and cherry on the palate with a cranberry finish. Some minerality also shines through in this well-balanced effort.

SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:

90 PTS
Delicate tannins, smooth and subtle. A very solid effort but perhaps missing some complexity. At $50 a bottle, I'm not sure the value is there. Tough to recommend with so many better ways to spend $50 on wine.

1 Comments:

  • I would like to know where you had to pay $50 as this wine (at least the current vintage) is currently available at the winery for $39.

    By Anonymous Pat Stotesbery, Ladera Vineyards, at Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:04:00 PM  

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