Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - The Grape Tray

Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

SKU 2440


Our richly hued 2010 '29 Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon opens with alluring aromas of black cassis, leather, dark chocolate shavings and hints of rich vanilla. Secondary earth notes of crushed leaves and fresh tobacco conjure images of a brilliant fall day. The aromas are echoed on the palate, intermingling with pure black fruits, anise, and crushed stone. Harmonious acidity frames a firm tannin structure while maintaining this wine's plush texture into a seemingly endless finish. Generously decant now or cellar for 25 years or more.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Brand Vineyard 29
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate is quite a bit silkier from a textural perspective than the Aida Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherries, plums, violets, new leather and tar are woven together nicely. This, too, is sumptuous, powerful and intense. Hints of chocolate, mocha and espresso are layered into the finish. Judging by the neighborhood, I would think this could be a meaningfully more polished wine, but the 2010 is really more about obvious opulence rather than nuance. The blend is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Antonio Galloni, December 2012