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2002 St. Clement Star Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8313016 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8363996 3 $50 Aug 7, 2022
I8249456 3 $70 May 29, 2022
I8235152 3 $70 May 22, 2022
I8187935 3 $75 Apr 24, 2022
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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

With a superb texture, beautifully sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with smoke, licorice, and vanilla, it boasts tremendous body, and outstanding depth, symmetry, and purity.

PRODUCER

St. Clement

St. Clement Vineyards traces its history to 1878 when an affluent manufacturer built an estate on the property and made Riesling and Zinfandel in the cellar. In 1975 an eye surgeon named William Casey started a small commercial winery on the estate and produced Cabernet, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Since 1987 the estate has been owned by the Japanese brewer Sapporo. The estate’s 22 acres are mostly in Carneros. The estate makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.