1993 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 750ml

1993 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 750ml

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1993 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 96 pts!
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 Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1993
Rating 94-96 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 96 RP - Beginning in 1993 Abreu's wines climb even higher on the qualitative ladder. In fact I am not sure there is much further room for improvement. The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon another great wine from an often maligned vintage boasts a fabulous dark purple color as well as sweet jammy toasty black fruits fruitcake cedar and black truffle-like smells. Packed with extract and glycerin this is an expansive chewy pure Cabernet that should be cellared for another 2-3 years after its release in 1997 it will easily last until 2025. This is great stuff! 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. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1993
Rating 94-96 RP
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
David Abreu
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Abreu Vineyards
Winemaker
Brad Grimes
Production
under 500 cases (approx)

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