1993 Grace Family Vineyard Cabernet - 750ml

1993 Grace Family Vineyard Cabernet - 750ml

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1993 Grace Family Vineyard Cabernet
Grace Family Vineyards is one of Napa Valley's first cult wines. The estate, located in St. Helena, produces only two wines, Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and Blank Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, with a total production of roughly 500 cases annually.

Proprietors Dick and Ann Grace purchased the estate in 1976, harvesting their first commercial crop in 1978, and were one of the first in the US to implement high-density vine training and use the word "family" in their winery's name. Beyond its highly allocated wines, Grace Family Vineyards runs Grace Family Vineyards Foundation with the mission "wine to act as a catalyst towards healing the planet".

Grace Family Vineyards' first wines were produced by Charlie Wagner at Caymus, who also produced wine from the Grace's fruit under his well-known label. The wines have been produced in-house since 1985 by some of Napa Valley's most esteemed winemakers including Wagner, Gary Galleron, Heidi Barrett, and Gary Brookman.


Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1993
Rating RP91
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Grace Family Vineyard
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP91 - 1993 Grace Family Vineyard Cabernet The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is a top-flight example of this high class vintage. Deep purple-colored with well-integrated spicy toasty oak competing with gobs of sweet blackcurrant fruit and spice this full-bodied well-endowed concentrated Cabernet is powerful yet well-balanced. It needs another 2-3 years of cellaring to resolve some tannin but it will easily last 15-20 years. These limited production gems certainly merit the hyperbole and accolades they receive. This wine is only available via the winery's mailing list and I am sure there are more potential suitors than wine to be sold. Current production has dwindled largely because much of the vineyard is in the process of being replanted due to the phylloxera scourge. For example in 1995 only the upper block of the vineyard was in production. Only 75 cases will emerge from this vintage further ensuring a preposterously high price. In 1994 there are 175 cases. These beautifully made wines are among the finest Cabernets in California. I rarely report on them because they are for all intents and purposes unobtainable. Yet there is no doubting the high quality aspirations of the owner and the skills exhibited by winemaking consultant Heidi Barrett in the production aging and bottling of these 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1993
Rating RP91
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Grace Family Vineyard
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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