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2009 Abreu Cabernet Blend Madrona Ranch (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2009
Varietal Cabernet Blend
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Region Napa Valley
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Reviews

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Antonio Galloni - The 2009 Madrona Ranch boasts incredible finesse and balance. Silky tannins frame a deep, expressive core of perfumed dark red fruit as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2009 is all about textural depth and sheer beauty. It is a big wine, but the balance is stratospheric. This is simply breathtaking. In 2009 the blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Antonio Galloni - The 2009 Proprietary Red Madrona Ranch opens with beguiling notes of smoke, tar, incense and graphite. Layers of fruit blossom in the glass as this fleshy seductive wine continues to open up. Rich and multi-dimensional, the 2009 impresses for the way it covers every inch of the palate. This is a drop-dead gorgeous wine from David Abreu and Brad Grimes.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
As a set of wines, it is hard to surpass the four cuvees from the estate vineyards of David Abreu. As I have written many times in the past, all of these wines are truly world-class efforts that stand alongside proprietary red wines made from Bordeaux varietals from any appellation in the world. Abreu has two vineyards in and around the town of St. Helena, the Madrona Ranch at the base of Spring Mountain and the Cappella, which is further toward the town. Ironically, his Thorevilos is not part of any AVA, but might be one of the three or four finest vineyards in all of Napa Valley. It sits on steep hillside behind the luxury Meadowood Resort. His other vineyard is on Howell Mountain. All of these sites total about 70 acres, and while Abreu sells some of the fruit to other high quality wineries, he continues to produce around 240-320 cases of each of these four selections, but that varies with each year. They are called proprietary red wines, but there is no doubting that these cuvees are dominated by 60-75% Cabernet Sauvignon and have increasingly high percentages of Cabernet Franc, especially Madrona Ranch and Thorevilos which no doubt accounts for their incredible perfumes and complex aromatics. These wines are all aged 24 or more months in 100% new French oak. Abreu, who first established his reputation as Napa Valley’s premier viticulturist, and who has a list of clients that reads like the guest list at the Ritz Hotel in Paris on New Year’s Eve, is impressive.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Initially reviewed in December, 2010, the 2009 Madrona Ranch has turned out to be spectacular. Lots of mulberry, blackberry, cassis, roasted coffee, chocolate and toast aromas are all present in the extremely perfumed bouquet. Showing more evolution and charm than other 2009s which seem to be closing down, this example is exceptionally concentrated and full-bodied with an endless finish. The tannins are ripe, and I suspect the alcohol is in the 14%-15% range, but no higher. This dense purple-colored, still youthful, approachable 2009 can be drunk now and over the next 15-20 years.
 

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