Mount Veeder Wine

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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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • Sky Vineyards

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

  • VGS Chateau Potelle Winery

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

  • Lava Vine Vineyards

    Lava Vine's wine grapes are hand-harvested, and the soil is nearly 100% volcanic. These wines a...

  • Wing Canyon Vineyard

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

  • Lagier Meredith Vineyard

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

  • Rubissow-Sargent

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

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Mount Veeder on Snooth

  • Lokoya Mt Vedeer Cabernet 1997

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    Wine review by minocencio


  • Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

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    A bit tannic Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Here's the link ... Mountain, Diamond MOuntain, Mount Veeder and (coming soon!) Pritchard Hill sub AVAs are all hilly/mountainous.  No guarantee, but I find the wines from those areas more to my liking.  Rutherford can mean valley floor, rolling areas on the eastern edge like George III vineyard are better than those that border Rte. 29.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oddest Wine Labels


  • O Shaughnessy Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Big and powerful! Wonderful structure and color. Howell Mt makes some of the very best Cabernets in Napa...or anywhere for that matter. A bigger wine than it's Howell Mt brother. But fantastic just the same! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Progeny Vineyards 2009

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    Another absolute winner from the Single Vineyard magic that St Clement produces! Super structured with finese and complexity. So Mt Veeder! Just amazing! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • There are tons of amazing wine events coming up in the SF Bay Area this month including: Mount Veeder Tasting 4/10, Paso Robles Tasting 4/11, bASH Food & Wine pairing Event 4/13, SF Vintners Market 4/13, Meals on Wheels Gala 4/21, Wine Spectator Grand Tasting 4/24, Junior Achievement Taste of Success 4/27 & Passport to Dry Creek 4/27-4/28.   Che... Read More

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  • Tallulah Syrah Mt. Veeder Bald Mountain Ranch 2009

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    Opaque and ruby-black with aromas of dusty black fruit, mocha, game and dark spice. The palate is full-bodied with moderate fine, powdery tannins. Very attractive flavors of mocha, black fruit, game, toasted wood and dark spice. 91+ points Read More

    Wine review by Fred Swan


  • Y Rousseau Milady Chardonnay Mount Veeder Napa Valley 2010

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    This wine was barrel-fermented (25% new) with native yeast and then aged sur lie for 11 months. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited. The vineyard is at 1800 feet with a northeast facing, above the fog line, but cool. Spiced golden apples with white flowers and veiled lychee aromas are echoed by the palate. This wine is about finesse: full-body... Read More

    Wine review by Fred Swan


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