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2002 Matriarch 750ml
2002 Matriarch
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2002 Matriarch
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 120

($75) Good full medium ruby. Dark plum, truffle and buttery oak on the nose. Suave and fine-grained, with enticing flavors of plum and black raspberry. A plump, sexy wine with a long, slow-building finish featuring very fine tannins. This shows a firmer structure than the very good 2001. In fact, this seems more refined, as well as more of a real wine rather than simply a blend made up of declassified fruit, than previous vintages of The Matriarch.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 162

Bob Levy refers to the Matriarch Proprietary Red as "our elegant leftovers," a four vineyard blend of juice that did not make the cut for the top wines. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful effort. Sweet black cherry and cedarwood aromas emerge from the medium-bodied 2002 Matriarch Proprietary Red. With a soft, supple texture and an evolved, upfront style, it is ideal for drinking over the next decade. Restaurants as well as consumers who are incapable of deferring their gratification should buy this one by the case.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Wonderful aromatics, with rich cassis, kirsch and blackberry. Both intense and concentrated, this shows a suppleness at midpalate that lets the flavors glide across the finish. It ends with excellent structure and a touch of cedar. 1,200 cases made.

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Community Reviews


Anonymous Author Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 05/03/2014 Drink Dates: 2005-2020

Very dark red. Black and blue fruit. Mild smokiness. Dark chocolate. Earthy flavors. Medium finish. Big


Ronn L Trust Rating: 89 Tasted On: 07/13/2009 Drink Dates:


Jeffrey L260 Tasted On: 08/01/2008 Drink Dates: 2002-2006

Good paring with red meats. One of the more solid vintages to date.

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