Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Deeply saturated in color, the 2009 Aida Estate Cabernet opens with explosive aromas of ripe cherries, scorched earth, and fresh tobacco leaf. The fruit was picked at optimal ripeness translating to a palate that is lush, rich, concentrated, and layered with dark chocolate shavings, tar, and graphite. Firm and powerful, fine grain tannins provide tremendous aging potential while maintaining textural elegance. The wine is will benefit from decanting when young and can be enjoyed over the next 20+ years.
Chuck and Anne McMinn acquired the stewardship of Vineyard 29 in 2000 and began its evolution from a single vineyard to a full-scale winery. Along with the Vineyard 29 property, Chuck and Anne acquired the historic Aida vineyard in 2000 as a perfect complement to the Vineyard 29 site for expansion of the winery's portfolio. With a new, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, and the unquestionable skill of winemaker Philippe Melka, all the pieces were in place for Chuck and Anne to lead Vineyard 29 to a new and exciting level of winemaking. Today, they continue to pride themselves on caring for fruit down to the single berry and believe in the crafting of memorable wines from the vineyard soil up.