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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Red 2008
Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Red 2008
(search item no. 120304)
collectible wine

Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby color. Vibrant aromas of dark brambly berry, blackberry, and cherry with bay leaf, sage, and toasty oak layers on the nose, highlighted by notes of cassis and tobacco. Intense and complex. Rich and powerful with enticing flavors of currant, cassis, bay leaf, and tobacco entwined in this concentrated wine. The intensity of this mountain fruit shows as flavors of bay leaf and spice, with dark ripe plums rounding out the lingering finish.

Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 2% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot

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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.