2015 Vineyard 29 'Aida Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$249.95
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The depth of the 2015 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is lush with concentrated black cherries, violets, cassis, and cocoa. Slate minerality and scorched earth, along with wafts of tapenade, lend weight to this full-bodied wine. Cedar and black pepper, paired with good acidity and freshness, help round out this tautly built Cabernet. This upper valley cabernet will offer a spectacular glass of wine for the next twenty plus years. Pair with Seared New York Strip Steak with Bacon-ed Fingerling Potatoes, Butternut Squash and a Red Wine Sauce.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Philippe Melka
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
19 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 75% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Aida
Total Varietal Composition %:
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1038382
WA96+

Wine Advocate

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Estate Vineyard gives up warm cassis, black berry and black cherry notes with hints of cedar chest, black pepper, black soil and baking spices plus a waft of tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, firm and tautly built, it has a lovely ripe and coarsely grained texture with oodles of freshness giving lift to the muscular fruit. It finishes on a complex earthy note.

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Vinous

A dense, super-ripe wine, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Estate packs a real punch. Succulent plum, pomegranate, mint, mocha and licorice all mesh together in this voluptuous, exuberant Cabernet Sauvignon. The Aida captures the essence of the vintage and the Vineyard 29 house style at its best. There is just enough freshness and verve to balance out this full-throttle Cabernet.