Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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: 14.0%
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%.
Deep ruby. Aromas of ripe black currant, dark cherry, and lilac interlace with black pepper, bay leaves, coffee, and toasted oak to create a rich, dense nose. Powerful, rich, and textured notes of dark cherry, ripe plum, caramel, and vanilla flavors weave an intense, voluminous mouthfeel accented by hints of anise and mocha. The back palate is rounded out by a lengthy yet smooth finish of vibrant sweet oak, tobacco leaves, and black olives.
Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec
"Scents of black currant and rhubarb lend a bit of sweet relief to this lean, narrowly focused mountain wine. Overall, it's more savory than sweet, with firm black tannins that carry notes of peppercorns and beef stock. "
Wine & Spirits
"Deep, dark and smooth with ripe, juicy plum, blackberry and cassis; rich, toasty and showing tar and spice. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec."
Loved this wine as did everyone I shared it with! Nice and bold but smooth, dry but not too dry with some fruit and a nice finish! Excellent.
Horrible! Bitter, without any fruit forward taste but plenty of bad after-taste. Biggest let down of this holiday season. Know why it was marked down. Have 5 bottle remaining, would like to send back.
Big & Bold
Excellent wine with good fruit, tannins and structure. Would definitely buy again.
I just reordered this after tasting a bottle I had ordered before on a whim. It is SOLID with character. A great wine with meat
Big & Bold
I noticed another reviewer rated this very poorly--and of course each their own--this wine is quite good (and not flawed). This is a big, deep, rich wine--heavy on the olive, mocha, coffee and herb notes with a rich fruit--think more dark cherry, blue fruits instead of soft, red fruits. Cab can be a beast of a wine, and this is a great example of a Napa Valley classic, very site specific.
Smooth & Supple
Interesting cab. Was expecting it to be big and bold but was surprisingly smooth
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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...
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