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Abreu Madrona Ranch 1996

Your Price: $325.00
Optimum drinking: 2018-2030
Rating: 98 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 5%
Winemaker: David Abreu
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Abreu Vineyard is owned by David Abreu, a native of Napa Valley who grew up in Rutherford, California in a family with farming interests. He grew up working in vineyards, and eventually founded the Madrona Ranch vineyard back in 1982. Since his first release in 1987, Abreu's wines have quickly wone worldwide acclaim. These wine are, in our opinion, some of the greatest being produced not only in the Napa but in the world today. Wines of great poise, balance and finesse.

“The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch reveals a blueberry/blackberry, creme de cassis character with smoky oak, new saddle leather, licorice, dried herbs, and mineral scents. Expansive, with terrific intensity, purity, and overall symmetry, it has noticeable tannin in the finish.”

 "if you have access to these world class wines, don’t hesitate to purchase them - they are that special.”
 Robert Parker

“Wild aromas of blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, maple syrup, game, cedar and wintermint; initially rather high-pitched but showed a stronger '96-typical torrefaction aspect with aeration. Very deep and layered, but with none of the easy sweetness that characterizes so much Napa cabernet. A rather Old World style of cabernet, with slightly sauvage flavors of dark berries, leather and blood. Finishes subtle, spicy and very long, with substantial but rather suave tannins. Structured to reward time in bottle.” Stephen Tanzer

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