Tom Eddy 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Saint Helena, Diamond Mountain

Tom Eddy’s 2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes from classic hillside vineyards in St. Helena, Diamond Mountain, and the Oakville Bench – areas that produce some of the most extraordinary mountain fruit of the Napa Valley. With a mere 544 cases produced, this elegant, impeccably balanced, and beautifully structured wine is the highest rated and most desirable vintage released to date. The Wine News’ Bob Hosmon agrees, “Indeed, the 2002 Tom Eddy Cabernet Sauvignon is as good as California Cab gets.”95 Points & Tasters Choice Selection, Wine News magazine – "A well-built, serious wine packed with layers of fruit and promising great aging potential." 94 Points, Ken’s Wine Guide – "I described “Excellent” wines as those that just blew you away. Their flavors just make you yearn for more. They last forever in your mouth. These wines make an impression that will not forget. These are the wines you brag about. So in Tom Eddy’s 2002 Napa Cab, you have all those qualities. This very dark purple wine opens with a very inviting spicy blackberry bouquet with hints of licorice and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is ultra smooth, quite elegant, and has delicious black cherry flavors that make you yearn for a second glass or bottle. There are hints of spicy blackberry notes as well. The finish of this wine remains elegant and its fine tannins linger for a tremendously long time. This is a very special wine for a special meal.”92 Points, Wine Enthusiast – "It’s soft and gentle and interesting, with a good grip of tannins, and could develop additional bottle complexity in the coming years."Fredric Koeppel – “This wine is not an expression of a particular vineyard or designation, but of the Napa Valley itself, and that’s certainly how it feels, as deep, as rocky, as alluvial as its historic origins. This is a cool, clean and powerfully minerally Cabernet, effortless in its confidence, eloquence and elegance but with foundations that rest on bulwarks of polished oak – 28 months in French barrels – and grainy tannins. Exceptional.” [+]