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Vineyard 29 Aida Napa Valley Red 2005

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“The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Vineyard (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc) exhibits scorched, gravelly, almost volcanic notes, and a La Mission Haut-Brion-like smoky, earthy, hot brick character with oodles of black currant and graphite-infused black raspberry fruit. Full-bodied, low in acidity, with savory texture, this wine has plenty of minerality and firm tannins…91”WA12/07

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Winery: Vineyard 29
Color: Red
Varietal: Traminer
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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

External Reviews for Vineyard 29 Aida Napa Valley Red

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/02/2009

The Cabernet Sauvignon from the Aida Vineyard is becoming one of the most exceptional northern Napa Valley Cabernets, with a production ranging between 600-700 cases. The fabulous 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Vineyard (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Mer... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Vineyard 29 Aida Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Vineyard 29 Aida Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



“The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Vineyard (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc) exhibits scorched, gravelly, almost volcanic notes, and a La Mission Haut-Brion-like smoky, earthy, hot brick character with oodles of black currant and graphite-infused black raspberry fruit. Full-bodied, low in acidity, with savory texture, this wine has plenty of minerality and firm tannins…91”WA12/07

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