Brandlin Mount Veeder Cabernet 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Review A ripe, juicy Mount Veeder offering, with black cherry and wild berry fruit thats well-proportioned and focused. Tightens up midpalate, showing its tannic muscle on the finish. New second label of Cuvaison. Drink now through 2013. Wine Tasting Notes Deep ruby red. Blend of cinnamon and clove with black currant, cassis and black cherry fruit. Full bodied with licorice and plum, supported by an ample core of firm, yet supple, tannins characteristic of mountain-grown Cabernet.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Mount Veeder

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Brandlin Vineyard:
Brandlin Vineyard is located on a Mount Veeder ridgeline, in the southern Mayacamas Range on Napa Valley’s west side. Perched at 900 to 1,150 feet in elevation, the vineyard is divided into 15 discrete blocks facing every point on the compass. This block differentiation leverages the site’s varied aspects in sun exposure, slope and soil composition, each providing distinct fruit characteristics... Read more
Brandlin Vineyard is located on a Mount Veeder ridgeline, in the southern Mayacamas Range on Napa Valley’s west side. Perched at 900 to 1,150 feet in elevation, the vineyard is divided into 15 discrete blocks facing every point on the compass. This block differentiation leverages the site’s varied aspects in sun exposure, slope and soil composition, each providing distinct fruit characteristics. In addition to the high elevation, the vineyard’s location in the southern section of the Mount Veeder AVA, provides more moderate temperatures than much of the Napa Valley. Fruit ripens slowly, and harvest may take place from late September to early November. Steep slopes of schisty, gravelly loam on shale provide the quick drainage, low yields and drought stress typical of true mountain sites. Grapes develop a high skin to flesh ratio, resulting in richly concentrated wines of great complexity, with firm tannin structure for long-term aging. Read less
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for Brandlin Mount Veeder Cabernet

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Dark purple core with a purple and ruby rim. Dark and ripe aromas with rich sweet plum surrounded by spicy sweet tobacco and tea. Super ripe cassis and black cherry on the front of the palate. Medium to full bodied with ripe, round tannins and a big ... Mike Supple. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Brandlin cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 750ml


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewA ripe, juicy Mount Veeder offering, with black cherry and wild berry fruit thats well-proportioned and focused. Tightens up midpalate, showing its tannic muscle on the finish. New second label of Cuvaison. Drink now through 2013.Wine Tasting NotesDeep ruby red. Blend of cinnamon and clove with black currant, cassis and black cherry fruit. Full bodied with licorice and plum, supported by an ample core of firm, yet supple, tannins characteristic of mountain-grown Cabernet.



Wine Spectator Review A ripe, juicy Mount Veeder offering, with black cherry and wild berry fruit thats well-proportioned and focused. Tightens up midpalate, showing its tannic muscle on the finish. New second label of Cuvaison. Drink now through 2013. Wine Tasting Notes Deep ruby red. Blend of cinnamon and clove with black currant, cassis and black cherry fruit. Full bodied with licorice and plum, supported by an ample core of firm, yet supple, tannins characteristic of mountain-grown Cabernet.

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