Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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
"Rich and concentrated with ripe black plum and spice; tannic and minerally with excellent structure and a long, clean finish; not ready now but patience will be rewarded."
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
Big & Bold
Very nice wine, especially for the price I paid. I expected something heavier, but the body and fruit were quite enjoyable. It was rather tannic, however, so my other bottles will be allowed to age longer. It will be difficult to keeps my hands off of them, though.
Smooth & Supple
I always want to compare MVW’s to V Sattui’s MV. Now I finally did it. This wine is still young but not bad and a bit lack of texture comparing to Sattui’s. But it’s close. Good value for daily drinking at the dinner time. I’ll try their reserve next, hope to surprise me ;)
Big & Bold
Probably needed to decant this wine. The first taste was a little harsh but the next day smoothed out and very enjoyable
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