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1994 Vineyard 29 - (29 Estate) Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 60451-1994-1500-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    From a 3-acre vineyard, four hundred cases were produced of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak casks, it is a tightly-knit, black currant-scented wine with plenty of sweet oak, as well as powerful, rich flavors that have been melded into a restrained, elegant, authoritatively flavorful wine. Patience is mandatory as this black beauty needs 4-5 more years of cellaring; it should keep for two decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 90

    Marked by spice, cedar and dill notes, with just enough ripe cherry and currant flavors to fill in the gaps. Fans out with more flavor and depth with aeration. Best to cellar short-term. 490 cases made.
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  • What to do when you find the land you purchased for retirement is, in fact, perfectly suited to growing Cabernet Sauvignon...in Napa? Plant a vineyard and start a new career. Teresa Norton and Tom Paine did just that in 1989, planting 3 acres under the direction of legendary vineyard manager David Abreu. In 1992 the first vintage was released - 250 cases of estate Cabernet. Philippe Melka became winemaker in 1999, and soon after Teresa and Tom decided to really retire. They sold Vineyard 29 to Churck and Anne McMinn. A new winery was built, caves were dug, and production increased with the purchase of a second vineyard, Aida, planted to Cabernet, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. From these two vineyards, the estate wines are produced: Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard 29 Sauvignon Blanc, Aida Red Wine, and Aida Zinfandel.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 123 bottles owned
    • 33 collectors