Inky red, tinged with thick purple hues. The nose opens with fresh mixed berry fruit and ripe cherry aromas with hints of violets and crème de cassis. Toasted baking spices, dusty cocoa, coffee and graphite add enhanced layers of complexity. Firm but soft velvety tannins are balanced with the natural fruit acids to keep the palate lively. Blackberries, concentrated blueberry, and subtle toasty oak flavors persist through a lengthy finish. This is a rich, full-bodied, strikingly proportioned, beautifully textured, elegant and nuanced wine.
"The gorgeous, dense purple-hued 2004 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon (a 370-case blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a beautiful bouquet of white chocolate, black cherries, creme de cassis, licorice, and graphite. Medium to full-bodied, with supple tannin, and amazing elegance, power, and richness."
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep ruby-red. Complex aromas of black fruits, licorice, tar and meat. Lush, large-scaled and rich, with impressive sweetness and concentration to the very round, almost roasted fruit flavors. Finishes with huge but very fine tannins. A wonderfully round wine with a sexy oak component. The best vintage to date for Chuck McMinn's steadily improving wine, from a steep east-facing vineyard just down the road from Grace Family Vineyards."
International Wine Cellar