2002 Arger-Martucci Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Etched 3 L
The etched editions of this classic Arger-Martucci Cabernet are available in limited quantities, so place your order today!
Our 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon expresses what winemaker Kosta Arger believes only the Napa Valley can give to Cabernet. Grown at 1,300 feet above the valley floor, the grapes were picked at 24.9° brix, de-stemmed and “cold macerated” for 72 hours, and then fermented on the skins for a total of 28 days. The wine was aged in a combination of 40% French Nevers, 40% Hungarian and a small amount (20%) of American Oak for 20 months. This vintage is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc to soften the palate. Due to the extended maceration, the tannins tend to be soft, yet it is a big mouthful of Cabernet with nuances of tobacco and black cherry with “layered” flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon due to the combination of oak. We believe this to be a classic Cabernet that only the “terroir” of Napa Valley can produce. 750 cases produced.