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Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2009

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92 points - Robert ParkerOne of Napa’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines in the $50 range is Vineyard 29's 2007 Cru. Produced by owners Chuck and Ann McMinn and their consulting winemaker, Phili

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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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Vintage: 2007 01/25/2011

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Vintage: 2007 04/12/2011

92 points - Robert ParkerOne of Napa’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines in the $50 range is Vineyard 29's 2007 Cru. Produced by owners Chuck and Ann McMinn and their consulting winemaker, Phili


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Vintage: 2007 11/10/2010

The flagship wine, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate, is an extraordinary effort. Performing even better than it did last year from barrel, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon spent 20 months in French oak barrels (90% new). The nose reveals no... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 04/06/2010

One of Napa's finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines in the $50 range is Vineyard 29's 2007 Cru. Produced by owners Chuck and Ann McMinn and their consulting winemaker, Philippe Melka, there are 5,000 cases of this blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and ... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 11/08/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 04/28/2010

92 points - Robert Parker"One of Napas finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines in the $50 range is Vineyard 29's 2007 Cru. Produced by owners Chuck and Ann McMinn and their consulting winemaker, Philippe Melka, there are 5,000 cases of this blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grapes are all purchased, and the wine is made at their state-of-the-art facility just off Highway 29 north of St. Helena. This beautiful wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as pure black currant fruit aromas intermixed with notions of licorice, charcoal, subtle smoke, and high class unsmoked cigar tobacco. It is an elegant, stunningly concentrated, seductive, lush wine that should age nicely for a decade or more. (Dec 2009)"


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Vintage: 2007 10/23/2010

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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Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe gorgeously proportioned flagship offering, the 2003 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon (aged 18 months in French oak; 550 cases produced) boasts a beautiful Chateau Margaux-like perfume of flowers, creme de cassis, graphite, and subtle toasty oak. Beautifully textured, rich, and full-bodied as well as strikingly elegant and nuanced, this beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years.Wine Tasting NotesOpaque ruby red core, with an intense nose of cocoa, red currants, blackberries and medjool dates. High tone notes of caramel complement a dark mineral underscore. On the palate, black cherry, dark chocolate, cedar and cinnamon explode with a dense, full mouthfeel. Elegant, velvety tannins are balanced by medium plus acidity, and rounded out by an extra long finish of sweet baking spices and dark fruit.


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