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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Vine Cliff Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Vine Cliff Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 92797)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $71.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Nestled into a hidden canyon in the prestigious Oakville appellation, Vine Cliff Winery boasts one of the most desirable locations in the Napa Valley. The surrounding hillsides above the Silverado Trail are home to the stunning vineyards that produce the grapes for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons.

The aroma has classic Cabernet fruits of blackberry, currant, sweet cherry, plum, and fresh red raspberry jam. The Cabernet Franc adds bright aromatic and floral notes which complement nicely the oak spice notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and cedar. The palate is flavorful with a core of sweet boysenberry, blackberry, and juicy raspberry fruits, accented with vanilla, cedar, and chocolate oak flavors. The mouth feel is smooth and rich with a luscious texture that builds with round supple refined tannins lingering on the finish.

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About Vine Cliff Winery:

Nestled in a quiet canyon above the Silverado Trail in the world famous Napa Valley stand the breathtaking vineyards of Vine Cliff Winery. Known for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons from the treasured Oakville Appellation and bold Chardonnays from the acclaimed Carneros District, Vine Cliff Winery prides itself on small lots of intensely flavored, hand-made wines.