1992 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 750ml

1992 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 750ml

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1992 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red
Is anyone anywhere in the world making more consistently profound wines than the famous viticulturalist David Abreu and his long-time sidekick and assistant, former chef Brad Grimes? Working from relatively small sites, two of them adjacent to the back streets of St. Helena (the six-acre Cappella Vineyard alongside a cemetery and the home estate of Madrona Ranch at the base of Spring Mountain) to the co-owned vineyard with Ric Forman, the magnificent Thorevilos Vineyard behind the Meadowood Resort. There is also his own 2,000-foot elevation site on Howell Mountain. These wines are all proprietary reds, probably containing at least 60-65% Cabernet Sauvignon, the rest largely Cabernet Franc with a little Petit Verdot and occasionally tiny amounts of Merlot. They spend a full two years in 100% new French oak and are bottled without any fining or filtration. They are exquisite examples of Bordeaux blends that are true first growths in every sense. So how do I go about describing these wines, which are so exciting and satisfying on both hedonistic and intellectual levels?

Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1992
Rating 90 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Abreu Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 90 RP - 1992 Abreu Madrona Ranch Proprietary Red - The impressively saturated black/purple-colored 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a softer plusher texture than the 1991. The nose offers more evolution in its cedar tobacco blackcurrant smoky aromas. The wine possesses a wonderful inner-core of sweet fruit and a multi-layered personality. Rich and full-bodied with sweet tannin in the finish this is a generous full-bodied youthful yet accessible Cabernet that should drink well for 20 more years. In tasting through all of Abreu's commercially available wines I was struck by how consistent in quality they are. The exceptional 1991 and 1992 have been followed by phenomenal wines in 1993 1994 1995 and 1996. Most of these wines are 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Cabernet Franc. The only exception is the 1995 which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wines are worth owning I am putting my money where my mouth is. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1992
Rating 90 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Abreu Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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