Vine Cliff, "Private Stock 16 Rows" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2004
Overview of the Wine
The Vine Cliff Winery Estate of today is an exquisite mountainside property located on land which was once part of the original George C. Yount estate. It is one of the oldest wineries founded in the Napa Valley
Grape / Blend
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Classic Oakville Cabernet on the nose. Cherry, a scant amount of mocha and dried green herbs. The palate matches with black cherry, dried thyme, and a savory long finish of olive tapenade. The well balanced acidity suggests this wine will continue to age gracefully.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2001)
Very young and tannic, a wine that’s impossible to drink now. The bee-sting of tannins numbs the palate, leaving a painful astringency. Drink 2010 and beyond.
90 Points - Connoisseur's Guide (2001)
Only slightly less flashy ... this wonderfully rich and extracted opus is similarly held back by its unstinting tannins. In no way a wine meant for drinking any time soon, it has a certain severity to its structure that will only soften with age. It seems as close to a sure bet for cellaring as we are likely to see, and a second star is well within its reach if it finds added polish to go with its very deep and concentrated fruit.
Product size: 750ml
From a private seller.
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