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1998 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 90 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 60451-1998

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    A very good '98, but shows the shortcomings of the vintage in its dryness and lack of depth. Herb- and cherry-laced, with an earthy, leathery cherry and dry currant flavor, turning firmly tannic. 600 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Dark ruby. Roasted cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate and exotic spices on the nose, along with a floral note. Juicy, bright cassis flavor shows a slightly jammy aspect. Good intensity but only moderate real depth of flavor. Finishes with slightly dry tannins. I don't find the density that a barrel sample displayed a year ago.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    This small vineyard changed ownership during the last year. The 1998 was produced by well-known winemaker, Heidi Barrett. The 1998, made from a 3-acre, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard planted with the |Grace| clone of Cabernet, is an undeniable success for the vintage. Aged 20 months in wood, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a pure, sweet nose of black currants, spice, licorice, and tobacco. Soft and full-bodied, with supple tannin, outstanding concentration, and excellent balance, it will drink beautifully for 15+ years. The new owner hopes to slowly augment the production of Vineyard 29 to 2,000 cases in three years, and to 4,000-5,000 cases within five years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Drinking nicely but hurry don't leave it for a while.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2012
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: TF Winery
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

  • 305 bottles owned
  • 67 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 67 collectors)