2001 Von Strasser - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)

($55) Full medium ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate, licorice, mint and a hint of earth on the sweet nose. Sweet, concentrated and suave, with creamy but well-defined flavors of dark berries and tobacco. This offers superb clarity and depth of fruit flavor. Finishes quite long, with suave, building tannins that avoid dryness.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 118

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Average rating: 88, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

55 bottles owned by 6 collectors.

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About This Producer

Rudy Von Strasser has made wine since 1990 off his Diamond Mountain property, but his winemaking experience didn't start then. He was the first American intern at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in 1985. Upon his return to Napa, Rudy served as enologist at Trefethen before becoming assistant winemaker at Newton Vineyards. Armed with this influential training, he began looking for his own property from which to craft his wines. He bought the former Roddis Estate Winery and launched his label. The portfolio has grown steadily to encompass several single vineyard wines and a rarely-produced Reserve blend. Varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Verdot. The style is classic Diamond Mountain.

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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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