2010CruCS2010 Cru, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley by Vineyard 29.
Vineyard 29’s tasty second label Cabernet, Cru is a very pleasurable wine that possesses rich fruit, complex layers and delightful balance. The latest release, 2010 is really a full wine with dark intensity and good length, and while not cheap it is still a pretty good value when compared to other wines in it’s price class. The nose is Bordeaux like with black fruits, earth, graphite, smoky oak and hints of black olives leading to a vigorous palate of blackberry, currants, licorice, cedar, spice box and hints of mineral. There is a still backbone of tannins and while perfectly elegant, it should do it well to be aged a year in bottle at least and the most likely window of best drinking should be 2015-2018. This is a wine that also gives lots of clues to the vintage, so I’d say the top wines at Vineyard 29 look to be some of their best yet.
($59-70 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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