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Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1996

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Until 1965 this site was occupied by cows; fortunately since then it has served a more noble purpose, namely providing grapes for this concentrated silky and complex wine. This will keep for another 3-5 years, but why wait?

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Mount Veeder Winery:
“Mount Veeder is a magical place—a rare and beautiful spot where vines cling to the steep hillsides, producing tiny, concentrated berries that give our wines their big, bold, brambly fruit character.” Both Mount Veeder Winery and the rugged appellation take their names from an ancient volcano—a nearly 2,700 foot peak that crowns the southeast section of the Mayacamas Range, running between ... Read more
“Mount Veeder is a magical place—a rare and beautiful spot where vines cling to the steep hillsides, producing tiny, concentrated berries that give our wines their big, bold, brambly fruit character.” Both Mount Veeder Winery and the rugged appellation take their names from an ancient volcano—a nearly 2,700 foot peak that crowns the southeast section of the Mayacamas Range, running between Napa and Sonoma. The Mount Veeder appellation encompasses 25 square miles of some of the steepest vineyards in California. Winemaking in the region dates back to the 1860s and by the late 1800s, the mountain hosted at least 20 vineyards and six wineries. Pioneers who cultivated vineyards on Mount Veeder knew there was something special about wines from these steep slopes. Winemakers across the Napa Valley began to recognize that grapes from Mount Veeder and other mountain appellations had an intensity and depth unlike grapes from the valley floor. Powerful and distinct, mountain grapes challenged the winemaker to tame their rugged tannins and reveal a deeper character. Mountain grapes soon became the backbone of many of Napa Valley’s best wines because of their structure and concentrated flavors. Today, mountain wines are in a class by themselves. In flavor and texture, the profile of a mountain wine is different. It is more difficult to produce; rare and limited in supply, but undeniably captivating, charismatic and long-lived. Read less
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Snooth User: schellbe
247770225
4.50 5
10/31/2009

How confusing. Snooth sent me to the reserve. But the wine I just reviewed was not the reserve, it was the regular bottling. CA wines are so confusing!


Snooth User: schellbe
247770225
4.50 5
10/31/2009

When first opened, this revealed a beautiful earthy nose, followed by coffee, cedar, lead pencil and tobacco. This is not a Pauillac? Sweet flavors with good, sweet tannins in the background. Wth time revealed fresh mint in the nose, which reminds me of Leoville las Cases. Well done, plenty of body, all components well integrated. Drinking nicely now, will hold five years. Wonderful with beef steak.



Until 1965 this site was occupied by cows; fortunately since then it has served a more noble purpose, namely providing grapes for this concentrated silky and complex wine. This will keep for another 3-5 years, but why wait?

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