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Directly to the North Of Los Carneros and veering off to the Northwest for some 13 miles as it follows both the Mayacamas range and the boundary with Sonoma is the Mount Veeder AVA. It is here that one finds the steepest, most challenging vineyards in Napa Valley. Based as it is around the slopes of a long dormant Volcano, Mt. Veeder's soil is composed of decomposed basalt and compact ash as well as sandstone and shale at the lower elevations. With almost 3 feet of rail annually, these porous soils are one of the elements that distinguish this AVA, no to mention making it even more challenging to establish a vineyard here. The high elevation, ranging from 600 to 2300 ft, keeps the vineyards out of the reach of the San Pablo bay fog and results in temperatures that are moderate for the region. This combination of factors creates some stern, structured wines but with beautifully complex fruit. Cabernet and Chardonnay long have been the grapes of note from Mt. Veeder, with the Chardonnays retaining bright Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Lagier Meredith Vineyard

    Lagier Meredith Syrah is a vineyard wine. Our responsibility is to safeguard the wine during i...

  • VGS Chateau Potelle Winery

    A recent visitor to the Château Potelle Tasting Room, spotting a bottle of Zin VGS, exclaimed in ...

  • Wing Canyon Vineyard

    Wing Canyon Vineyard is a very small and remote bonded winery and steep hillside vineyard locate...

  • Brandlin Vineyard

    Brandlin Vineyard is located on a Mount Veeder ridgeline, in the southern Mayacamas Range on Napa...

  • Rubissow-Sargent

    This longstanding under-the-radar winery in Berkeley is now closed. The NEW Rubissow brand has ta...

  • Sky Vineyards

    Sky Vineyards is a fourteen-acre vineyard and small family winery nestled between the crown of Mt...

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  • Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

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    The wine is a deep brooding, inky color that's so classic of a great Napa Cabernet. The nose is a lovely combination of leather, cassis, baking spice and just a hint of mint. The taste is just classic, a rush of ripe black fruit, blackberry, plum and a bit of coriander that transition effortlessly to some spice notes of vanilla bean and anise ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • DV, I punted on the Pinot.  Too many other great wines at Hendry that were ... road, it would qualify as Mount Veeder.  In fact, it probably would if it were on the other side of the road.  The quality of the cab is off the charts.Tentative completion date?  The start date slipped so much I can't trust anything.  If all goes well, I think we ca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir throwdown


  • Fox, very nice!Tonight we opened a fascinating orange wine made from Ribolla ... acres planted at the base of Mount Veeder in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley. Another interesting thing is that this wine was fermented on the skins with a maceration of 6 months.&nbs Read More

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  • GregT's list is great.  I love things like that.Since he doesn't ... ... varietal bottling from Mount Veeder grown grapes.Also, though, Lagier Meredith has a varietal bottling of Mondeuse from Mount Veeder.  I imagine that Mondeuse did not make GregT's list because it is possible that the quantity of Mondeuse plantings in California can be me... Read More

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  • Mount Veeder Winery Napa Valley Cabernet 2009

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    Lots of blue in the color makes it a nice purple. Nose is somewhat minty, and Im getting a hint of licorice. On the tongue, there is a pleasant cassis flavor that is not overwhelming. Very firm tannin remove fruitiness. There is some sort of olive flavor way in the back of the palate, but it diminishes quickly. It does not seem to appear in... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • LOL Diego!Tonight was a good night. Open house at Gracianna. Sipped on the ... ... ... and 2003 Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Syrah. Over the top awesome wine Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2008

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Lagier Meredith Syrah Mt. Veeder 2007

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    Fairly pungent nose fruit hints of red plum and strawberry. Easily slides over the tongue on entry and it takes a half a second or so for flavors to be detecteddefinitely tart cherry. That shows the acid profile. On the edges of the tongue tannin emerges. I would be a tad reluctant to cellar this one for very much longer. However, a very enj... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hess Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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    Wine review by mark


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