2003 Grace Family - Cabernet Sauvignon 1.0L

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2003 Grace Family - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($190) Deep, bright ruby-red. A real potpourri of a nose: clove, cinnamon, sandalwood, orange peel and licorice. Then sweet, round and rich, but with very strong, if not exotic, oak spices; I was reminded of mulled cider. Fairly large-scaled for a cabernet from this estate. Finishes with a note of chocolate and supple tannins that coat the entire mouth. The Grace cabernet appears to be sacrificing some floral delicacy in favor of more sweetness and weight, partly through the use of a higher percentage of new oak.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 124

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Score: 90
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/10/2013
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Author: Michael N594
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/10/2011
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Wonderful!
More Vintages and Sizes of Grace Family - Cabernet Sauvignon :

2011 (750ml)
2010 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)
2006 (750ml)
2002 (750ml)

About This Producer


In 1976, former stockbroker Dick Grace, along with his wife Ann and their children began growing Cabernet Sauvignon from their eponymous vineyard in St. Helena initially just as a hobby. With their first harvest sold to Caymus and subsequently bottled as one of the first single vineyard designated wines in Napa, they embarked upon the path to becoming one of America's wine legends. Besides maintaining the high reputation of their own vineyard and wines, the Graces have contributed to the development of many others, formerly employing Heidi Barrett, and providing budwood for Hartwell Estate, Vineyard 29, and Blank Family Vineyards. With limited production of and unrelenting demand for their wines, they also pioneered the mailing list/waiting list sales model prevalent among many cult cab producers today.

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