2002 Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
A bumper crop and our last winemaker's swan song for Renaissance Vineyard & Winery. With the help of Eddie Schulten who stepped up to the plate and provided guidance and assistance to the winemaker for this vintage, this velvety beauty is just beginning to reveal her secrets...
Day-by-day this wine gets better and better. Each time we open a bottle here we are finding new flavors and new depth. Very smooth and tantalizing. This has been a real sleeper and just started to open up at the first of this year.
Alder Yarrow - July, 2015
Dark garnet in color, this wine smells of crushed herbs, graphite, tobacco and cherry. In the mouth, juicy cherry, cedar and graphite flavors sit under a nice gauzy blanket of tannins and wonderful brightness thanks to excellent acidity. Good length, with dried herbs and flowers in the long finish, coupled with a dark earthy rumble.
Score: Between 9 and 9.5
Fredric Koeppel - July, 2014
Dark ruby color; still young, highly structured, with leathery tannins and mineral-laced oak, but encouraging notes of plum and cherry compote. Give it three or four more years.