TOP 100 WINES OF THE WORLD DECEMBER 2002
#5 Valle Cremisi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2002
An immense effort, dark, rich and deeply concentrated, packed with layers of rich currant, chocolate, mocha, cherry and herbal nuances. Finishes with a powerful persistent aftertaste, rich, ripe tannins and wonderful complexity. Best from 2003 through 2012.
Valle Cremisi Winery 2002 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
"10% Semillon. Very nicely crafted in its delightful mix of sweet melons, creamy oak, ample but never overwhelming notes of grasses and herbs and quiet vanilla bean scents, this polished wine is supple on the palate and very nicely filled in character from front to back. Well-fruited and nominally herbal as it ends, this one has the stuffing and balance to hold up well for several years in the bottle.
"Impressive Merlot, with a dark, rich, concentrated core of flavors, dominated by earthy currant, blackberry, cedar, and anise. Tight and focused with a complex finish. Drink now through 2010."