Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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he 2008 Cru exhibits a deep purple-tinged hue that is darker than previous vintages. Aromas of cassis and ripe wild berry suggest an intense level of freshness. The nose evolves to exhibit roasted coffee bean and cocoa and it finishes with a delicate hint of baking spices and orange rind. The palate is rich with huckleberry and other black fruits while white pepper dust and cocoa linger on the finish. This wine exhibits a polished focus that can be attributed to its balanced acidity and beautifully refined tannins. The 2008 Cru has an intense richness that will drink beautifully now until 2018.

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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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07/26/2011

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru (82% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec) is made in a softer, more seductive style than the Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/21/2011

Aromas of cassis and ripe wild berry suggest an intense level of freshness. The nose evolves to exhibit roasted coffee bean and cocoa and it finishes with a delicate hint of baking spices and orange rind. The palate is rich with huckleberry and other black fruits while white pepper dust and cocoa linger on the finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/23/2010

Vineyard 29 is located in the heart of Cabernet Sauvignon country. "Cru" is made from six vineyards that are specifically selected. The nose is packed with notes of coffee bean and chocolate, while in the mouth, flavors of cassis and black cherry bust with underlying silky tannins.



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he 2008 Cru exhibits a deep purple-tinged hue that is darker than previous vintages. Aromas of cassis and ripe wild berry suggest an intense level of freshness. The nose evolves to exhibit roasted coffee bean and cocoa and it finishes with a delicate hint of baking spices and orange rind. The palate is rich with huckleberry and other black fruits while white pepper dust and cocoa linger on the finish. This wine exhibits a polished focus that can be attributed to its balanced acidity and beautifully refined tannins. The 2008 Cru has an intense richness that will drink beautifully now until 2018.

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