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2003 Harris Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon Treva's Vineyard (Very Special Reserve)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 85 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 144300-2003-750-3B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($95; 15.3% alcohol) Medium ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines cassis, black cherry, tobacco leaf, flowers and a minty topnote. Supple and sweet but grapey and primary; this tastes like a barrel sample. A firmly tannic wine that takes a long time to open up in the glass. (This six-acre vineyard in Calistoga is planted in three blocks, which are harvested over an extended period. Treva's is picked first.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Rating: 92

    The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Treva's Vineyard VSR reveals more suppleness than the Jake's Creek along with impressive ripeness, beautiful floral, blueberry, blackberry, currant, and scorched earth aromas, soft tannin, and an alluring charm that provides near-term appeal. It's a big Cabernet, but is more fleshy and upfront than its sibling. It should drink well for 15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 85

    Rustic and almost Rhone-like, yet still appealing for its meat, blackberry and charred herb notes and deep, savory flavors. 210 cases made.
  • Anonymous | Rating: 89

    Current, leather, and graphite, with a moderate finish.
    Author: iwmcellar

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

  • 174 bottles owned
  • 31 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 31 collectors)