Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Aida Estate Cabernet is rich and muscular. Prepare to be immediately captivated by this powerful wine's deep aromas of shaved cocoa, black cassis and black cherries. On the palate, masculine notes of tar, licorice and burning embers add to this wine's power and density, while sweet melted chocolate, caramel and warm stone provide plenty of finesse and juiciness. Firm tannins carry this wine through a seemingly endless finish.
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This wine has matured beautifully and seems to be close to that plateau where all the component parts have melded together, in this case rather effortlessly. Vinified and brought up by French winemaking consultant Philippe Melka, this wine, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their (at the time) tiny six-acre vineyard, produced less than 300 cases. Notes of charcoal, graphite, black currants, tobacco leaf and forest floor are all present in its complex aromatics. The color is a healthy dense ruby/purple and the wine medium to full-bodied, with beautiful intensity, purity and balance.
At Vineyard 29 they strive to make wine at the very highest level and pinnacle of the land's potential. Through the exceptional pedigree of their land and theory of "elevage" - raising each vintage as one would raise a child - they leverage time honored tradition and new world technology in the pursuit of perfection.
Since their first vintage in 1992, Vineyard 29 has been determined to produce the best wines through technologically sophisticated, gravity-flow winery and caves provide the ideal location for producing our hand crafted wines.
A sophisticated, gravity-flow winery designed with the least amount of environmental impact. Winemaking always starts with the grapes-we rely on unmatched vineyard sites growing exceptional grapes that will transform into elegant and love-lived wines.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.