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2000 Vineyard 29 - (29 Estate) Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 87 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 60451-2000
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($115; from vines planted in 1989) Good medium red. Aromas of red cherry, redcurrant, flowers and dill. Bright flavors of sweet red fruits, chocolate and maple syrup. A rather linear style of cabernet, with firm acids. Finishes with fine, granular tannins and very good length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Rating: 87

    The 2000 possesses pleasant smoky cherry and currant characteristics, medium body, good sweet fruit, but a superficial style. This charming effort is best consumed over the next 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 91

    (14.2% alcohol): Saturated dark red. Rich, expressive, slightly high-toned scents of dark raspberry, truffley underbrush, coffee, mocha and spices, along with an herbal element. Then plush and broad on the palate; considerably fuller and fleshier than the pre-Melka vintages here. Plum and herb flavors are complemented by burnished oak notes of torrefaction. At once drier, slightly greener and more energetic than the 1998. - Stephen Tanzer
  • Self | Rating: 89

    This wine is all about blackberry fruit and sweet oak. Tannins turn a bit stern at the end. Acids are in check. Vineyard 29?s pricing philosophy however is not. Drink up sooner than later to catch the fruit in its ascendancy.
    Author: Daniel B
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 270 bottles owned
  • 68 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 68 collectors)