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2002 Pillar Rock Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8567201 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Push1962 1 $30 $30
6 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8644991 5 $26 Jan 15, 2023
I8608174 10 $26 Dec 25, 2022
I8608174 2 $25 Dec 25, 2022
I8600072 1 $25 Dec 25, 2022
I8573096 9 $30 Dec 11, 2022
I8567201 1 $30 Dec 11, 2022
I8527274 2 $30 Nov 13, 2022
I8461494 2 $35 Oct 2, 2022
I8452676 10 $35 Sep 25, 2022
I8446766 12 $35 Sep 18, 2022
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RATINGS

90Wine Spectator

Supple and graceful, with a tasty mix of currant, mocha, nutmeg and dill. Mildly tannic, it wins points for its balance and harmony as well as its depth and concentration.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District

Stags Leap District AVA in southern Napa Valley has a storied history. It is home to Stag’s Leap Cellars, whose 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon won the famous Judgment of Paris blind tasting that included several of Bordeaux’s most exalted First Growths. Vineyards were started in area in the late 19th century, but the district’s rise in prestige started in the late 1960s when Nathan Fay planted Cabernet Sauvignon. Fay later sold his estate to Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Cellars. The district was given its own AVA designation in 1989, and today there are 1,400 vineyard acres. The AVA is especially notable because it was the first in the U.S. to be granted AVA status based on terroir. Its distinctive soils is a mix of volcanic soils, river sediment and loamy clay-like soil. Because the soils don’t retain water well, vineyards in Stag’s Leap tend to grow fruit with great intensity and flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for 95% of the grapes planted in Stags Leap.

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.