Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet 2006

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The gorgeous 2006 Cru Proprietary Red Wine is a 2,700-case blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Revealing sweet tannin along with a beautiful bouquet of berry fruit, tobacco leaf, cedar, earth, and burning embers, this medium to full-bodied effort possesses supple tannins as well as a lush, heady finish. It should drink beautifully for 10-12 years.

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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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3.50 5
07/25/2009

A nice red blend from Napa. Sweet tannins and a great mouthful of berries. Well rounded and tasty.


External Reviews for Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 92 Points


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
09/29/2011

There are between 400-450 cases of the Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee. The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate reveals extraordinary elegance for this vintage as well as a perfume of sweet black currants, dark cherries, and notions of chocolate, licorice, and smoke. Deep, textured, and beautifully balanced with no hard edges (an anomaly for a 2006), this full-bodied, seductive effort can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
11/15/2008

Cru is made of stellar fruit gathered from six vineyards across the Napa Valley creating a selection of memorable depth and elegant complexity. This wine will cellar for at least 10 years.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

The gorgeous 2006 Cru Proprietary Red Wine is a 2,700-case blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Revealing sweet tannin along with a beautiful bouquet of berry fruit, tobacco leaf, cedar, earth, and burning embers, this medium to full-bodied effort possesses supple tannins as well as a lush, heady finish. It should drink beautifully for 10-12 years. Restaurants should offer this as a high priority Cabernet Sauvignon given its pricing. ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
03/05/2009

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.


External Review
09/24/2010

There are between 400-450 cases of the Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee. The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate reveals extraordinary elegance for this vintage as well as a perfume of sweet black currants... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate 750ml



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The gorgeous 2006 Cru Proprietary Red Wine is a 2,700-case blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Revealing sweet tannin along with a beautiful bouquet of berry fruit, tobacco leaf, cedar, earth, and burning embers, this medium to full-bodied effort possesses supple tannins as well as a lush, heady finish. It should drink beautifully for 10-12 years.

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