Terra Valentine Spring Mountain District Wurtele Vineyards 2002
Terra Valentine produces wines with mountain intensity and balance that express the character of the Spring Mountain District appellation, the vineyards and the passion of the winemaking team. Terra, the Latin word for "land," acknowledges the importance of hillside soil in the mountain wines. Valentine honors Owner Angus Wurtele's father, Valentine Wurtele. The 2002 Wurtele Vineyard captures the distinct character of our estate vineyard in a great vintage in the Spring Mountain District. The warm growing season fully ripened the Cabernet to express the rich dark fruit and spice characters that give our wine its unique qualities. This pure clone 7 Cabernet selection was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months with 40% new barrels. Aromas: Concentrated cassis, anise, and black jam fruit with mint, cocoa and earthy caramel. Mouth: Intensely focused black fruit with bright, yet dark and rich tannins balance with toasty oak, cocoa and coffee bean. 96 points Wine Enthusiast Tasting Notes
High above the Napa Valley on Spring Mountain, Terra Valentine is a small production Cabernet Sauvignon house making intense and beautiful estate wines since 1996.