2002 Contado Mankas Cabernet Sauvignon
Our prime 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon has been branded “Contado Mankas” to honor the competitive pursuit for excellence which characterized the viticulture in the “Contado”, the area of vineyards around the medieval villages growing wine in the Langhe Hills in Piedmont, Italy.
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Price: $26.00
Regular Half Case
Price: $156.00
Regular Case
Price: $312.00
Release date: April 2004
Winemaker's Comments
The 2002 Contado Mankas Cabernet Sauvignon is dominated by the presence and power of the fruit. Aromas of cherry and raspberry pleasantly fill out the enjoyable nose of this wine. Upon looking deeper, spicy aromas of clove and cassis, and subtle hints of sweet peppers can be found. Flavors of cherry, red and black fruit coupled with silky soft tannins make this a very refined and well balanced wine.
- Jef Stebben, Consulting Winemaker
Accolades
  • Gold Medal at the 2005 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal at the 2004 California State Fair Wine Competition
  • Critics Award at the 2005 Critics Challenge
  • Bronze Medal at the 2006 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal at the 2004 L.A. County Fair Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal at the 2004 Riverside International Wine Competition
Wine Details
  • 100% from 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown at our vineyards
  • Grapes were harvested on September 28th, 2002 when the Sugar content was 26.04 Brix and the PH: 3.6
  • Processed and bottled at Carneros Creek Winery in Napa Valley
  • Aged for 12 months in a mix of small French, American and European oak barrels
  • Bottled in February 2004
  • Cases produced 2000