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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 L) 1996
Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 L) 1996
(search item no. 29100)

PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $359.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has a beautiful deep ruby color. The nose gives you a combination of sweet ripe Cabernet fruit and some racy spiciness. The fruit from this vineyard consistently produces wines with a black cherry and currant character and this vintage shows this as well. In the mouth, the wine is lively but very soft and elegant. The black cherry carries through on the palate with almost no sign of tannin and a rather lengthy finish. This is an easy-to-drink wine with a lot of finesse and can be enjoyed without much bottle age. -Heidi Peterson Barrett, Winemaker
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