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TATE Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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750ML / 14.4% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The fruit was hand-harvested at night and destemmed but not crushed first thing in the morning. After a two day cold soak, the color of the juice was already nearly black. Pump overs were preformed with aeration to help bind up the short chain tannins. After 16 days, the wine was drained and pressed to restrict further tannin extraction. The press was initially kept separate but reintroduced into the wine a year and a half later during the second racking. The wine was aged in 75% new French oak for nearly two years. The 2016 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is near black at the core with a dark purple rim. Wild black currants, black plum and cocoa nibs explode out of the glass. This is followed by aromatics of fennel, tar and Asian five spice. The wine is very rich, and being Mt. Veeder the tannins rush right in. Vanilla bean, cassis and a flinty minerality dominate the palate. The mountain acidity eventually rises to match the big tannins. A long cedar gunsmoke finish lingers. This wonderfully large wine will begin to open up beautifully over the next 16-18 years.

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James Suckling
This is a very plush and attractively polished cabernet that offers a wealth of bright berries and plums, amid a seamlessly fluid, long and even-paced palate with deep, chocolate, cherry and wild red-fruit flavors to close. Superb, bright fruit at the finish. Drink or hold.
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David Tate, a native of British Columbia, Canada, is the Proprietor and Winemaker of TATE. For nearly 20 years, he has worked all over the world in many facets of premium wine production. As well as hand-crafting TATE wines, David is the winemaker and manager for one of the most renowned boutique wineries in the Napa Valley, Barnett Vineyards, where he has produced multiple vintages of critically acclaimed wines.

Prior to his work with Barnett, David was the assistant winemaker at Ridge Vineyards for five years atop Montebello in the Santa Cruz Mountains; his years with Ridge laid the groundwork for David's commitment to quality and understanding of what it takes to produce premium, world-class wine with a sense of place. In addition, David has worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia; Provence, France; Canterbury, New Zealand and has traveled to every fine wine region in the world. David graduated from Brock University in 2002, with an Honors Degree in Enology and Viticulture. David's research work has been published and he is an advocate for wine education, helping to teach portions of the Wine and Spirits Education trust in his free time.

TATE produces small-lot wines from micro-vineyards dotted along the valley floor and hillsides of the Napa Valley.

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Centered at the peak for which it is named, Mount Veeder is Napa’s largest sub-AVA. But even though the entire appellation spreads over 16,000 acres, vineyards cover a mere 1,000. Scattered among Douglas firs and bristlecone pines, Mount Veeder vineyards extend south from the upper elevations of the Mayacamas Mountains—the highest point at 2,400 feet—to the border of the Carneros region. Less than 25 wineries produce wine from Mount Veeder fruit.

Winemaking began early in this appellation. In 1864, Captain Stelham Wing presented the first Mount Veeder wine to the Napa County Fair; it came from today’s Wing Canyon Vineyard. Prohibition, of course, halted winemaking and viticulture wasn’t revitalized until the founding of Mayacamas Vineyards in 1951 and Bernstein Vineyards in 1964.

The Bernstein Vineyards was actually home to the first Petit Verdot in California, planted in 1975. Today most of the Petit Verdot in Napa Valley originates from this vineyard.

Rocky volcanic clay and ancient seabed matter dominate Mount Veeder soils—perfect for Bordeaux varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot enjoy spectacular success. These varieties produce wines rich in brambly blackberry and black cherry fruit with herbal and floral aromatics. Structures are moderate to assertive and wines have great staying power.

Chardonnay from Mount Veeder is lush, full and balanced mineral and fresh citrus flavors.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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