2019 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, St Helena, USA (750ml)
From a winemaking perspective, the 2019 ’29 Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon was an absolute pleasure to craft. Its classic Napa Cabernet characters of black currants, cassis and violets all shine through while integrated, tight grain French oak contributes to the espresso, chocolate and clove flavors on the palate. The wine is velvety in texture with richness and concentration that match its aromatic intensity. The tannins are round and supple and the finish carries for what feels like minutes. A true example of power and finesse, the 2019 ’29 Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon will age flawlessly for over two decades.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate, 100% Cabernet, shows just how special this site in northern St. Helena planted in 1989 with Grace clone Cabernet is. Copious blackberry jam, espresso, chocolate, licorice and cloves saturate the palate. Readers will find a truly distinctive Cabernet built on aromatic intensity, huge fruit and equally potent tannins. Give it a few years to soften.
- Vinous, 98 pts.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate, from the original vineyard on an east-facing slope just north of the town of St. Helena, is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 85% new French oak. It's less opulent and more classically styled than the Aida, with hints of thyme, sage and bay leaf lacing through cassis and blackberries. Full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins—but plenty of them—it's both mouthfilling and mouth-drying, with a long, gently dusty finish. Again, it could use some time in the cellar, and then it will drink well for two decades or more.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 97+ pts.
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