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Robert Young Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Scion 2002

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This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Robert Young Estate 2002 Scion Cabernet is a blockbuster; a mouthful of ripe fruit, long on the finish with toastyoak and just enough acidity. This incredible bottling received a soaring 95 Pointsplusthe “Editors’ Choice” distinction in Wine Enthusiasts magazine. “The Youngs produce astunning Cabernet from their vineyard on the eastern bench lands of the valley. This Cab is the polar opposite of Napa, and defines the alternative possibilities. Soft, intricate andherbal-earthy, it has beautiful black cherry, cocoa, tobacco and new oak flavors, and it’sthoroughly dry.” Winemaker, Kevin Warren’s tasting notes suggest — “The wine hasaromas and flavors of concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, the backbone variety of our red grape vineyards and Alexander Valley in general. Blackberry pie, plum jam, and cherries are abundantly evident in this fruity yet complex wine. I also find hints of chocolate, mocha, and spice.” Aged 25 months in French oak. A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy now until 2015.

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Robert Young Estate Winery:
The scions of Robert Young are descendants of a long line of farmers. Throughout five generations of farming the same property, they understand the most efficient, best way to cultivate their land. From wheat to cattle to prunes and now wine grapes, they have sustained a unique balance of dedication to and preservation of the land. Savvy business instincts have encouraged them to take risks in ... Read more
The scions of Robert Young are descendants of a long line of farmers. Throughout five generations of farming the same property, they understand the most efficient, best way to cultivate their land. From wheat to cattle to prunes and now wine grapes, they have sustained a unique balance of dedication to and preservation of the land. Savvy business instincts have encouraged them to take risks in farming, becoming pioneers in the planting of new crops. The first of the Young family to emigrate from upstate New York to California came for the Gold Rush. Peter Young, grandfather of Robert Young, settled on a 206-acre ranch southeast of Geyserville, California in 1858. He was among the pioneers who literally built the community of the Alexander Valley. It was Peter's wife, Rachel, who was a key contributor to the building of the church and establishment of the community Sunday school. Cultivation of grapes began when Robert Young Vineyards was established in 1963. Seeing the potential of the emerging wine industry, Robert Young gradually converted the prune orchard into vineyards. Robert and his first wife, Gertrude, worked diligently to expand the property to encompass all of the land previously owned by Peter Young. The scions of Robert Young - JoAnn, Jim, Susan and Fred - believe their legacy is to keep this land together, while carrying forth their father's commitment to excellence. "The creation of the winery is a result of dad's years of hard work. Dad is the rootstock who is responsible for this new growth coming forth from the scion," said JoAnn. Today the 500-acre Robert Young Estate is among the most honored winegrowing properties in the world. The ranch is planted with 317 acres of benchland and hillside vineyards, containing three main grape varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ten other varieties thrive on the ranch in lesser quantities. Vineyard soils contain sandstone, shale, oceanic crust and sediment, providing well-drained and diverse beds for the vines. Read less

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03/29/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Robert Young Estate 2002 Scion Cabernet is a blockbuster; a mouthful of ripe fruit, long on the finish with toastyoak and just enough acidity. This incredible bottling received a soaring 95 Pointsplusthe “Editors’ Choice” distinction in Wine Enthusiasts magazine. “The Youngs produce astunning Cabernet from their vineyard on the eastern bench lands of the valley. This Cab is the polar opposite of Napa, and defines the alternative possibilities. Soft, intricate andherbal-earthy, it has beautiful black cherry, cocoa, tobacco and new oak flavors, and it’sthoroughly dry.” Winemaker, Kevin Warren’s tasting notes suggest — “The wine hasaromas and flavors of concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, the backbone variety of our red grape vineyards and Alexander Valley in general. Blackberry pie, plum jam, and cherries are abundantly evident in this fruity yet complex wine. I also find hints of chocolate, mocha, and spice.” Aged 25 months in French oak. A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy now until 2015.




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