1997 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon
750 ML USA, California, Napa Valley, St Helena
| Wine Advocate #127
|Robert M. Parker, Jr.||94||Drink: 2001- 2020|
This wine, produced by winemaking consultant Heidi Barrett, is impressive. There are 600 cases of the 1997, all from a 3.5-acre Cabernet Sauvignon parcel planted with the Grace clone.
Sweet, rich, full, and concentrated is the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by pure black currant fruit intertwined with tobacco, vanillin, and spice. This lush, full-bodied effort displays sweet tannin, and cuts a powerful swath across the palate. The finish reveals high extraction and harmony. It will be even better in 1-3 years, and should last for two decades.