Viader Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine 2002
Wine SpectatorFloral grapey aromas fold in with new leather and currant flavors in a sleek, rich, concentrated style that's very Bordeaux-like in its balance and restraint, showing black cherry, herb and tar notes on a long, persistent finish. Tannins are firm and integrated. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2012. 4,500 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine has delicious flavors of cherries, blackberries and oak, and is complex enough to return to glass after glass. At the same time, itâ€™s overly soft and simple in structure, and will not age.
Wine AdvocateThis intriguing blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Cabernet Franc from the lower slopes of Howell Mountain is somewhat superficial. It exhibits attractive berry fruit, damp earth and subtle herb characteristics, but the wine has a tartness as well as a lean, slightly clipped finish. It will undoubtedly become desiccated as the meager fruit dries out, so drink it up.