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Vineyard 29 employs the most careful, patient (albeit time-consuming and labor intensive) techniques to create wines that fully express the potential of their vineyard heritage — their terroir. Applying the Old World theory of “elevage” — raising each vintage as one would raise a child — means giving the vines and the wine alike the height of gentle care and attention. By expressing this care, we strive to create a final product that is the highest representation of the vineyard and the climate in that year. Every piece of advanced machinery at Vineyard 29, beginning in the vineyards, enables us to treat our grapes with tremendous care, thus adhering to old world winemaking ideals through use of advanced modern technologies.

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2005
2 In Stock
750ml
WS95
WA94
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Tasting Notes

WA94
The Cabernet Sauvignon from the Aida Vineyard is becoming one of the most exceptional northern Napa Valley Cabernets, with a production ranging between 600-700 cases. The fabulous 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Vineyard (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc) was aged 20 months in 100% French oak. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuous nose of burning embers, scorched earth, black currants, cedar, and licorice. The wine possesses fabulous fruit along with beautiful density, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and sweet tannins. It displays the exceptional purity and ripeness one expects from Napa fruit as well as a somewhat European structure, a characteristic of this cooler climate vintage. This 2005 should drink beautifully for two decades or more.

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