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2002 Karl Lawrence - Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 52849-2002-1500-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue, a more elegant mouthfeel, softer tannins, less power than the 2003, but more seamlessness, elegance, and finesse. This full-bodied, supple 2002 should drink beautifully for 10-14 or more years.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue, a more elegant mouthfeel, softer tannins, less power than the 2003, but more seamlessness, elegance, and finesse.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Hal1
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: MondovinoVA
  • Self | Rating:

    Young (From 2010 To 2020)
    Author: tiberite
Karl Lawrence Cellars was founded in 1991 by friends Michael Karl Trujillo and Bryan Lawrence Henry with the goal of producing top quality Napa Valley Cabernet.

Fruit is sourced from two renowned vineyards, Morisoli and Lamb Family. The Morisoli Vineyard lies on the valley floor near Rutherford; fruit from this vineyard shows great Cabernet character and yields a well-rounded wine with intense aroma and flavor, and lends a rich smooth feel to the finished wine. The Lamb Family Vineyard is a hillside mountain vineyard on Howell Mountain which produces a more intense and concentrated fruit that gives a big, rich, spicy character to the blended wine. The combination and blending of the Morosoli grapes and the Lamb Family grapes define the unique Karl Lawrence Cabernet style. The grape combination produces a wine that is rich and full-bodied, well balanced, and enhanced fruit and spice characters.

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 Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena 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. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon 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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 475 bottles owned
  • 94 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 94 collectors)