1999 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 750ml

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1999 Abreu Madrona Ranch Vineyard Proprietary Red - 93 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 1999
Rating 93 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 93 RP - The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot exhibits a saturated purple color in addition to a gorgeous bouquet of espresso beans intermixed with licorice incense blueberries and blackberries. There is more tannin in the unusually austere finish but the wine is remarkably complex and should be exceptionally long-lived. There are 500 cases of this beauty which should be at its finest between 2006-2025. This is the wine of a genius who refuses to make any compromises. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1999
Rating 93 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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