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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 11102)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Mount Veeder Winery was the first in California to recognize the unique complexity and characteristics that could be achieved by blending Cabernet Sauvignon with the four other traditional Bordeaux varieties. The result is a rich red wine that is full of finesse.
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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.