Lang & Reed Wine Company

 

 

Premier Etage




2002 Premier Etage ~ Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley
87 Points / $40.00  /  386 cases /  November 2006 / 100%                                                         
“Intense and concentrated, with an earthy streak running through the dried currant, cedar, anise and herb notes. Finishes with firm, austere tannins. Decant. Drink now through 2010.”

2001 Premier Etage ~ Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
88 Points / $36.00  /  740 cases /  November 2004 / 100%                                                         
“Supple, rich and harmonious, with generous black cherry, wild berry, cedar, spice and herbal-sage notes, it’s well-focused and holds together nicely, finishing with ripe, integrated tannins, a dash of earth and tobacco, with good length. Drink now through 2008.”

2000 Premier Etage ~ Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
88 Points / $32.00  /  557 cases /  July 2003 / 100%                                                                  
“Owners John and Tracey Skupny only make Cabernet Franc, but in two styles, an earlier drinking version and this Premier Etage, their ‘reserve’. Enticing aromas of ripe cherry, plum and wild berry, commingling with sandalwood, cedar, tar and tobacco. Turning elegant and refined, with fine grain tannins. Drink now through 2008.”

1999 Premier Etage ~ Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
89 Points / $32.00  /  510 cases /  July 2002 / 100%                                                                 
“A hearty Franc, inside out, with smoky, leathery, stalky and beefy-berry aromas that morph into a rich, earthy, dusty currant and new leather flavors, right down to the chewy tannins on the finish. Best from 2003 through 2010.”

1998 Premier Etage ~ Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
88 Points / $30.00  /  620 cases /  November 2001 /  100%                                                       
“Ripe, round and polished, with pretty plum and black cherry fruit that shows a beefy side. Turns elegant and sophisticated on the finish, where the flavors are neatly tapered and the tannins are fine and integrated. Drink now through 2004.”

1997 Premier Etage ~ Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
88 Points / $28.00  /  369 cases /  August 2000 / 100%                                                            
“Elegant and spicy, with a pretty array of tobacco, Oriental spice, cherry, cedar and earth notes, finishing with crisp acidity and adequate tannins. Drink now through 2007.”

1996 Premier Etage ~ Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
87 Points / $28.00 /  450 cases /  January 1999 / 94%CF ~ 6% Petit Verdot                                 
“Earthy cigar-box notes lead into appealing currant, wild berry and spicy flavors, finishing with firm tannins. Drink now through 2007.”

 

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