2009 Vineyard 29 "29 Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium ruby. Dark, brooding aromas of cassis, licorice, graphite and chocolate, lifted by a floral topnote. Lush, sweet and seamless, with excellent lift to its ripe black fruit and mineral flavors. Most impressive today on the very long, juicy back end, which features wonderful suave soft tannins for this site I underrated this wine from barrel last year. This superb wine is harmonious already but should really be cellared for at least a few years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a huge wine graced with exceptional balance. Ripe, silky tannins provide the backdrop for expressive dark red fruit, spices and flowers. The 2009 is seamless and impeccable from start to finish. There is no shortage of personality and sheer character in this gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)
Beautifully crafted, big yet graceful, exhibiting a rich mix of dried berry, crushed rock and creamy mocha-laced oak. All comes together nicely on the finish, and the chewy tannins give the flavors traction. Ends with smoky oak. Best from 2014 through 2026.