2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, George's Vineyard


With a warmer than usual February, bud break came early, in the first week of March.  Two weeks later, the 80% of normal annual rains ended.  May and June were warmer than normal, giving the vines a good start.  After that, the growing season was long, dry and mild, with only a few brief heat spikes moderated by the cool climate.  Thus, the Bordeaux varieties have fully ripened flavors. Tannins are highly extractable and color is intense.  Truly, a fine vintage.