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2002 Old Vines
Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

This wine was reviewed by the Wine Advocate, in 2010.  Here is what they wrote:

“While Fry styles and utilizes his Cabernet Sauvignon in a way that reverses the roles familiar from Bordeaux, with his Merlot being the more structured wine, Lenz is nevertheless offering their 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines at the same late date as the corresponding Merlot. Aromas of cassis, huckleberry, and humus carry over onto a darkly-hued, faintly bitter, richly textured yet juicy palate underlain with toasted walnut, bittersweet herbs, iodine, and crushed stone. I would plan on enjoying this over the next 2-3 years.”


Well, we just re-tasted this out of the magnum bottle format some 12 years later rather than 2-3; here’s what our seven tasters said:

  • Color good; fruit good; acid good

  • Violets, red cherries, cassis, brambles, pomegranate

  • Some aroma of raw tobacco, sage

  • Taut tannins, even after 20 years

  • Still very bright & fruity

  • Nice body & length

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