The outstanding 2003 Venge Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon continues the extraordinary success of this series of wines, which represents both the essence of Venge's winemaking style and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 26 months in new oak barrels, this rich, intense, unfiltered 100% Cabernet Sauvignon boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious quantities of black currant liqueur, cedar, and smoky, high-class cigar tobacco. Dense, rich, medium to full-bodied, and structured, it requires 2-3 more years of cellaring, and should evolve for two decades.
A full bodied wine, deep ruby in color, blackberry, ceder and currant on the pallet, with a long smooth finish. An outstanding wine. Cellar for at least 2 more years before opening. It has not yet developed the multi-dimensional flavors Venge is known for.