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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 85154)

PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $39.99

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:

Rich and complex with notes of cassis, blackberry and plum. Soft hints of black pepper and tobacco are accented by vanilla, dark chocolate and black cherry.

The vineyards lie 1,000-1,6000 above the valley floor. The mountain is demanding but the rewards are wines of great intensity - wines with rich, earthy tannins and bold, dark fruit flavors. The fruit is picked maximum ripeness, when flavor, texture, aroma and color are all in balance. The Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Mount Veeder Reserve are indeed provocative expressions of their challenging terroir-a merging of microclimate, soil, and slope with small-lot winemaking that reveals characters unique to this volcanic hillside.

"SINCE 1973, THIS TINY MOUNT VEEDER WINERY HAS BEEN MAKING SOME OF THE RICHEST, MOST DISTINCTIVE WINES IN THE NAPA VALLEY." -James Laube, Wine Spectator

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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.