2014 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2014
Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Veeder Peak Vineyard, Mount Veeder
Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
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2014
Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Veeder Peak Vineyard, Mount Veeder
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This wine is very dark, in fact, it is opaque garnet with ruby edges. With massive depth, the aroma opens to ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, brambly forest floor, mushroom and black pepper with very well integrated oak spices. The spicy oak has subtle nuances of cinnamon, clove, aromatic cedar, and the overall impression is of a dark chocolate truffle dusted with cocoa powder. The entry is full and promising with dark fruit flavors like dark cherry, plum and blackberry with a hint of espresso, while the firm tannins are nicely integrated. With lots of depth and great acid balance, this wine is juicy and rich; a great example of a refined mountain Cabernet that begs to be paired with a perfectly marbled, grilled ribeye steak!

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The most rugged of all the Napa sub-appellations, Mount Veeder’s wines reflect the region’s personality. Possessing minerality, black fruit and firm structural elements, these Cabernets tend to age beautifully and are among the most revered of all mountain wines.

Vintage 2014
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date October 11
Acid 0.66g/100ml
pH 3.87
Aging Aged in Barrel: 804 days
Bottling Date March 22, 2017
Alcohol % 14.2%

The most rugged of all the Napa sub-appellations, Mount Veeder’s wines reflect the region’s personality. Possessing minerality, black fruit and firm structural elements, these Cabernets tend to age beautifully and are among the most revered of all mountain wines.

Vineyard Notes

Veeder Peak (100%): This mountain top vineyard, in the Mt. Veeder appellation, produces dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The mountain top soils are sedimentary, shallow, generally well drained, sandy loam in texture, uniquely mineral rich, and acidic with low fertility. With a cool climate in general, this mountain top vineyard is typically above the fog line. With warmer nights and cooler days than the valley floor, high temperatures usually top out at 85°F. This terroir develops small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.


Production Notes

The winter was one of the driest on record for the Napa Valley. When we did get rain however, it came right at the time the vines need it the most, promoting bud break and new shoot growth. The balance of the season was moderate to warm, the crop was abundant and the fruit ripened in most cases, a good two weeks early. Nothing to complain about, only thankful for a wonderful harvest yielding great wines with immense depth of flavor.

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