The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep ruby in appearance. This wine has concentrated ripe cherry, black currant and plum aromas interlaced with complex notes of dark chocolate, clove and toasty oak and build a complementary blend of enticing aromas. Well-structured and integrated, the richly woven palate boasts mountain characteristics of intense dark berry and cassis
with highlights of bay, anise and mocha. Full and textural, hints of nutmeg and vanilla bean add to the long persistent finish.
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot, 1% Malbec, and 1% Syrah
Big & Bold
One of the best Cabs ever had. It's worth the full price.
I have been a serious Napa cab drinker since the 92 vintage I don't know all the fancy terms on how to describe a good one. But it's like some judge said about pornography in some landmark decision, I know it when I see it. While I will tell you this, I know a good cab when I drink one, and this is a good one
The wine is like many good Napa cabs, very deep ruby color, almost inky in the glass. The nose is a wonderfully rich blend of leather, blackberry, cherry and anise that speaks to the richness of the wine, and feel free to let it open up a bit in the glass, my hint is to have a glass or two while I am making dinner, so it's perfect by the time I sit down to eat. The taste is a lovely fruit forward blend of ripe berries, plum and fresh herbs, giving way to some spicy notes midpalate, as the flavors play against each other and add a bit of complexity. The nicely structured tannins provide for a long, dry, velvety finish that makes this wine a treat by itself. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/11/2009-mount-veeder-napa-valley-cabernet.html