1995 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 750ml

1995 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 750ml

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1995 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 95 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 Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1995
Rating 95 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 95 RP - 1995 Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet - The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch is a strikingly superb Cabernet Sauvignon. Although it includes 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot in the blend I would never have guessed that. Aged in 100% new Taransaud barrels as are all Abreu's wines this wine boasts an opaque purple color in addition to a fabulous bouquet of blueberries blackberries cassis licorice minerals and smoky toasty oak. The wine's aromatics soar from the glass and in the mouth the bouquet's promise is fulfilled. A thick juicy black fruit character comes across in cascades of fruit glycerin and extract. All of this has been buttressed by sweet tannin and good acidity. A voluptuously-textured blockbuster yet remarkably harmonious wine it is one of the finest efforts of the vintage. These are riveting wines produced by a former Wine Advocate Hero of the Year. RP

Wine Spectator

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1995
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Abreu Vineyards
Color Red
Production
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