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2008 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(14.8% alcohol):  Ruby-red.  Very ripe-verging-on-overripe plum, mocha and maple syrup on the nose.  Fat, sweet and lush; in a distinctly plump and ripe style for this wine, showing more mocha and chocolate than primary fruit.  Quite sweet, in fact almost exotic, and not yet showing much complexity.  This very rich, broad wine finishes with somewhat porty toffee and mocha notes and a slight warmth.  Seems a bit flat for this bottling.

93+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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