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2002 York Creek Estate "Horseshoe Block" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1408503 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The impressive 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Horseshoe boasts a dense purple color as well as a beautiful nose of blueberries, black currants, smoke, and a hint of vanilla. The wine has impressive fruit on the attack, medium to full body, and a broad, savory, dense style with good definition and purity. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2005)

K&L Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "At York Creek we have a small block of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted entirely to the legendary "La Questra" clone of Cabernet. This clone was brought to California by Emmet Rixford back in the 1880s directly from Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux. It is one of the most highly sought after "heritage" clones of Cabernet Sauvignon in the state. We call this block the "Horseshoe" because of its shape. For several years, I have made a separate fermentation, and because of its unique character I decided to bottle a little as a separate wine. It's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and all from the "Horseshoe" block. I would describe this as an intense Cabernet, distinctive, rich. And it's what I like to call 'a good story that's true.'"

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By: James Bradshaw | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/19/2019 | Send Email
$30 for a Cab of this quality is ridiculous. This is Spring Mountain fruit at its very best. Rich and luscious, it dances across the palate with flavors baked plum, raspberry coulis, mocha, tobacco, and herb de Provence. This is a great pick for those who enjoy the gravitas of Bordeaux with the expressiveness of Napa fruit. This 2002 is ready to drink now, but has the scaffolding to develop for another ten years easily.

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/18/2019 | Send Email
A little more bold and upfront that the linear, structured 2001 vintage, the 2002 is a show stopper! This wine has held on to its rich dark fruit remarkably well and I think is drinking younger than one might expect. Broad and lush, some secondary characters evolving but that bold, boisterous fruit from 2002 is still holding fast.

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