About the Wine
Mount Veeder Winery’s Cabernet is a bold, full-bodied wine with a deep ruby color. This Cabernet is rich with ripe berries and summer cherry pie on the nose, complemented by hints of earth, cedar, rosemary, and dried sage. A supple, well-structured palate that’s full, almost juicy, with a slightly mineral edge. Dark cassis fruit layers with bright blackberry, building complexity with layers of mocha and peppercorn. The wine is dry but finishes with a lovely, delicate sweetness derived from its fruit character and 20 months in fine oak barrels. This Cabernet was awarded 94 Points by Wine Spectator.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdo
Mount Veeder vines speak a language all their own. Becoming fluent in that language, fully understanding all its subtleties and nuance is the trick to making great wine from mountain vineyards. Over the years, we have come to know the contours, dips, and ridges of the mountain and the sequence of ripening that is the key to it all. A Mount Veeder harvest is a Zen-like art of moving across a three-dimensional chessboard. Take the uphill side of the vine only, or the downhill side, or just the north, south, east, or west section. We pick only what’s ready and at peak flavor and ripeness. It’s a complex endeavor, and needs to be carved with precision, matching areas of the block that are at the same level of ripeness, and leaving other areas to mature another week or more.
This full bodied wine pairs well with mature and hard cheese.
If enjoying with dinner, this wine is ideal with meats such a lamb, ham, duck and beef.
The Wine Down
Hands down this is one of my favorite cabs. It is bold, dry with medium acidity.
You can find this bottle for $38 – $48 which is very well priced. Similar wines cost 40 – 50% more.