Vineyard 29 Zinfandel Aida Estate 2009

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A very woody nose on first sniff, with brush, moss and resin-infused aromas soon joining whiffs of rich fruit, including plum, raisin and blackberry, and adding notes of garden vegetables, herbs, and smoke intermittently, with cabbage, wet towel, and a barnyard factor threading through the haze. On the palate, tastes of dark berries, plums, prunes and raisins open, with hints of cream and cinnamon following. Tangy in the middle and a bit peppery on the back side, with diminishing returns throughout the palate over 3 hours. Well balanced and pleasant acidity, but not much emerges in this wine after the first hour.

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Vineyard 29:
Chuck and Anne McMinn acquired the stewardship of Vineyard 29 in 2000 and began its evolution from a single vineyard to a full scale winery. In 1989, Teresa Norton and Tom Paine came to Napa Valley to retire - a dream that was quickly replaced by another when they learned their estate was prime cabernet sauvignon territory. In a matter of weeks, they were putting in a 3-acre vineyard under t... Read more
Chuck and Anne McMinn acquired the stewardship of Vineyard 29 in 2000 and began its evolution from a single vineyard to a full scale winery. In 1989, Teresa Norton and Tom Paine came to Napa Valley to retire - a dream that was quickly replaced by another when they learned their estate was prime cabernet sauvignon territory. In a matter of weeks, they were putting in a 3-acre vineyard under the watchful eye of lauded vineyard manager David Abreu and, within a year, planting cuttings from neighbors, Grace Family Vineyards. The first release in 1992 was warmly received by press and public alike. The turn of the century ushered in the next phase of Vineyard 29. Along with the Vineyard 29 property, Chuck and Anne acquired the historic Aida vineyard in 2000 as a perfect complement to the Vineyard 29 site for expansion of the winery’s portfolio. With a new, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, and the unquestionable skill of winemaker Philippe Melka, all the pieces were in place for Chuck and Anne to lead Vineyard 29 to a new and exciting level of winemaking. Today, we continue to pride ourselves on caring for fruit down to the single berry and believe in the crafting of memorable wines from the vineyard soil up. Read less

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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Vintage: 2006 09/23/2010

A very woody nose on first sniff, with brush, moss and resin-infused aromas soon joining whiffs of rich fruit, including plum, raisin and blackberry, and adding notes of garden vegetables, herbs, and smoke intermittently, with cabbage, wet towel, and a barnyard factor threading through the haze. On the palate, tastes of dark berries, plums, prunes and raisins open, with hints of cream and cinnamon following. Tangy in the middle and a bit peppery on the back side, with diminishing returns throughout the palate over 3 hours. Well balanced and pleasant acidity, but not much emerges in this wine after the first hour.




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