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2004 Vineyard 29 Proprietary Red

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


95Robert M. Parker Jr.

Exhibits a beautiful bouquet of white chocolate, black cherries, creme de cassis, licorice, and graphite. Medium to full-bodied, with supple tannin, and amazing elegance, power, and richness.

94Stephen Tanzer

Complex aromas of black fruits, licorice, tar and meat. Lush, large-scaled and rich, with impressive sweetness and concentration to the very round, almost roasted fruit flavors. Finishes with huge but very fine tannins.


Vineyard 29

Vineyard 29 was founded in 1989 in St. Helena. Since 2000 it has been owned by Chuck McMinn, a technology entrepreneur, and his wife Anne. The estate owns nearly 13 acres of vineyards and makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and a dessert wine.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,