TLily had a link in another topic that I dialed up with curiosity. It's a fascinating vintage chart for the Santa Cruz Mountains and I don't know if this is his personal creation or someone else's. Here's the web site: SCruz Vintage Chart
Given the hype on the 2001 California vintage, this chart gives 2002 (at least in the Santa Cruz Mountains) better marks.
The above in mind, is it looking like 2002 is a better vintage than 2001? Is that more localized to the Santa Cruz Mountains? Has Ridge Vineyards announced its 2002 Montebello futures? (If they did, I missed it due to my travels. The last--and only--Ridge Montebello futures I bought were for the 1999 vintage for a case of half-bottles. I passed on 2000 and 2001, and kicked myself on passing on the latter, but if 2002 is better yet, at least for Ridge Montebello, I'm going to be happy again at least if I can buy it on futures.)