2002 Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford (2/24/2010)
Generally, folks love the 2002 vintage from Napa. I love them too – they are big, fruity, rich, and fun. I’ve often called our own 2002 “our party wine.” 02 Napa Cabs are loud music and colorful balloons. (And no small amount of alcohol.) The 2002 Cab from Round Pond fits right in with its peers: massive raspberry, currant, campfire, molasses, and vanilla. The thing holding this wine back – and what has held many Cabs from this vintage back – is a lack of developed, secondary, earthy flavors that can round out a wine and make it special. It’s always hoped that these flavors will develop with time but at least with the 2002 Round Pond, I don’t immediately perceive the necessary structure to develop further. (88 pts.)

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Part of a Wineberserkers.com 2002 Cali Cab Virtual Tasting

Round Pond just completed construction on a beautiful winery a couple of years back. The architecture and wines are worth a visit when you are in Napa. Their tastings (by appointment only, I believe) are paired with little nibbles in a very comfortable, sit-down setting.

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