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1998 Vineyard 29 - (29 Estate) Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

What to do when you find the land you purchased for retirement is, in fact, perfectly suited to growing Cabernet 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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2012 VF: 2000-2008
3 for sale

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96
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Source Vinfolio

I missed tasting this wine upon release. However, with the strength of Heidi Barrett at the reins and the legacy of the Grace clone, this wine didn't need much help selling. Recent tasting has shown a deeper integration of the flavors away from the complexity noted below by Parker, upon release. The black fruit and licorice are subtly toned down by additional hints of Asian smoked tea and tobacco. The length is there, but it drinks like a claret.

Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.109%
Tasted On 10/13/2012
Drink Dates 2005-2012

Drinking nicely but hurry don't leave it for a while.

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Author TF Winery
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.748%
Tasted On 11/04/2010


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