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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 82842)

PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wow - what an amazing Cabernet for the price. From famed Mount Veeder and made in a classic style, available for a very limited time only. Try some while you can! Deft balance, an elegant, integrated style with a pretty mix of blackberry, mocha, black cherry, mineral and anise flavors, firming up on the finish, where the tannins are chewy. Slow, even ripening adds to richness and ripe, supple tannins. We blend fruit from our Mount Veeder ranch with small lots of other Napa Valley hillside grapes to add complexity and depth. The result is a wine that is immediately rich and supple, with the potential to age.

"Here's a big, tannic wine that's built solid and tight, and showcases mountain origins. Big, big flavors of blackcurrants, toast, vanilla, smoke and spices carry through on the long finish. Built for ageability."
-Wine Enthusiast

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About Mount Veeder Winery:

Mount Veeder Winery is a dramatic estate with three vineyards carved high in the hillsides of the Mayacamas Mountains, overlooking southern Napa Valley. The property totals 121 acres, mostly forest and brush, out of which only 47 are planted to vine.

Vines ranging from 1,000–1,600 feet in elevation cling to rugged, steep slopes that offer cool conditions that lead to slow ripening, which extends the growing season. Mount Veeder is usually the last to harvest in Napa Valley. The result is fruit with highly concentrated flavors - big, bold and brambly - a Cab lover's feast.

Mount Veeder Winery was the first in Napa Valley to plant all five red Bordeaux varieties in the same vineyard. Its expertise with these grapes is manifest in Mount Veeder Winery Reserve, a meritage blend of these noble grapes, which are still grown on the property.