2003 Dyer Cabernet Sauvignon - limited availability
Tasting Notes on Release: "sleek, restrained and focused. Aromas of black cherry and licorice with a seductive vanilla note. Lean and structured on the palate with supple tannins."
Vintage Notes: The 2003 growing season, somewhat unusual for Napa Valley, began early with an exceptionally warm March followed by the wettest April on record. A long cool summer allowed fruit flavors to develop ahead of sugar accumulation. Temperatures were cool enough in September to effectively stall development and it wasn't until a burst of warmth in October that fruit fully matured. We harvested on October 22th.
This release totals 420 cases, including magnums.
For quite awhile, now, we’ve been meaning to review all the vintages of Dyer Vineyards Cabernet – we’re amazed to realize there are fifteen vintages now (seventeen if you count the two in barrels!) But, we just hadn’t gotten to it.
In a recent moment of serendipity...