International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90Full ruby. Superripe, slightly porty nose. Sweet, creamy and exotic, with mouthfilling black cherry and dark berry fruit. Most impressive today on the very long back end, which features substantial but sweet palate-coating tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2005
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho del Oso is a chunky, muscular effort that reveals the earthier side of this cuveeAuthor: Robert Parker
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
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- 41 bottles owned
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