Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Deep ruby in color with intense and intriguing layers of juicy berries and dark plum, toasty oak notes, and spicy hints of sweet bay leaf and anise. Vibrant berry and dark chocolate flavors blend with black peppercorn and graphite to create a complex and full palate. The rich, velvety structure delivers a smooth and seamless finish of cassis, blackberry pie, and rosemary.
Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Syrah
James Suckling - "I like the intensity of licorice, tar and graphite on the nose, not to mention the blackberry character. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Racy. "
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, sumptuous and inviting, which is to say very much in the style of the year. Super-ripe dark fruit, pencil shavings, spices, leather, savory herbs and menthol power through to the huge finish, where a blast of intense fruit and tannin awaits. Dollops of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah round out the blend."
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "A winery that is near and dear to my heart, I have been follow these wines since that mid-1970's. The 2013 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet is nicely done; shows excellent balance and a pleasing softness on the palate, fills out to the finish with fine energy. Medium to deep ruby in color; fine, bright and lasting red fruit aromas, plenty of energy here; medium bodied, well textured on the palate; bright berry flavors, with a twist of earth and savory anise like notes; medium finish, layered aftertaste. A fine choice with prime rib of beef. (Tasted: December 3, 2015, San Francisco, CA)"
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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. View all Mount Veeder Winery Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just granted an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country unto itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review44.2 out of 5 stars
25 ratings, 2 with reviewsAnonymous - Evergreen, CO16/18/2017Anonymous - New York, NY56/15/2017Anonymous - Thermal, CA56/12/2017Max YANKELEVICH - New York, NY16/3/2017PiranhaRGJ - Chagrin Falls, OH15/31/2017Anonymous - New Rochelle, NY55/31/2017Anonymous - Rome, GA55/29/2017dominick821 - Emmaus, PA45/25/2017Anonymous - Media, PA45/15/201755/9/2017Anonymous - East Lyme, CT44/27/2017Anonymous - Houston, TX34/8/2017ddoleh - North Royalton, OH44/1/201753/29/2017Anonymous - Cary, IL43/19/201753/15/2017sacredh27 - Levittown, NY43/7/2017Guy B - Erie, CO33/1/2017
This is a decent QPR Cab Sauv. Rich red fruits, medium+ tannin and a decent finish. This is not a high end Cab but a good week day drinker and it goes well with food.Anonymous - Rancho Santa Fe, CA52/21/2017Anonymous - Odessa, FL51/19/2017Anonymous - Chicago, IL512/13/2016Anonymous - Ivoryton, CT411/30/2016Kentsr1 - Denver, CO18/19/2016Ron Blachman - Berkeley, CA37/18/2016
- Smooth & Supple
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- Pizza > Meat
So much to say for this wine is betrayed by excessive alcohol and the associated harshness. Intense, dark purple-garnet color, full body, leggy. Medium sized varietal nose of low tones: dark berries, cedar, earth. Intense, tarry fruit, decent acid, even a bit of a finish already. The alcohol, though makes for a harshness on the palate; will this temper with time? I doubt it. It will age well if you chose to try it, though.bcampb01 - O'fallon, MO47/10/2016
- Big & Bold