29 Estate · 2003 · Cabernet Sauvignon
The strong tradition of our flagship Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon continues with this offering. Our 2003 vintage is inky red, tinged with thick purple hues. The nose opens with fresh mixed berry fruit and ripe cherry aromas with hints of violets and crème de cassis. Toasted baking spices, dusty cocoa, coffee and graphite add enhanced layers of complexity.
Firm but soft velvety tannins are balanced with the natural fruit acids to keep the palate lively. Blackberries, concentrated blueberry, and subtle toasty oak flavors persist through a lengthy finish.
This is a rich, full-bodied, strikingly proportioned, beautifully textured, elegant and nuanced wine. Enjoy this beauty now through 2020.
October 15, 2003
18 months in French Oak, 100% new
Saury, St. Martin, Demptos
June 10, 2005