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Oxford Liquor Shoppe USD 68.99 750ml

Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003

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Wine Enthusiast Review As good as the winerys 03 Cab was, this is even better. Its almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, with a few drops of other Bordeaux varieties, and is so long, rich and deep in flavor, it just has to cellar well. The tannins currently star, and theyre tough and gritty, but six or more years will start to melt them, leaving behind pure, sweet, black fruit. Wine Tasting Notes Dark garnet red. Concentrated plum, tobacco, coffee and cocoa layered with rich plum, black fruit and subtle hints of anise. Rich and full-bodied. Notes of coffee, plum and vanilla fill the mouth that lead to ripe and supple tannins on the lengthy finish.

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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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Member Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
01/16/2010

Nearly purple in the glass, richly colored. Very rich nose of cassis, jammy blackberry and some hints of oaky vanilla. Mouth coating. Still a tad tannic, decant or open early to allow things to settle. Should continue to develop nicely for a while. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 1/16/10


Snooth User: DCStar
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5.00 5
12/14/2007

This is one of my very favorite Cab-Sauvs. It is bold, rich and full with a pleasing smoothness.


Snooth User: Cht Newfy Pup
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3.50 5
12/27/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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

Wine Enthusiast ReviewAs good as the winerys 03 Cab was, this is even better. Its almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, with a few drops of other Bordeaux varieties, and is so long, rich and deep in flavor, it just has to cellar well. The tannins currently star, and theyre tough and gritty, but six or more years will start to melt them, leaving behind pure, sweet, black fruit.Wine Tasting NotesDark garnet red. Concentrated plum, tobacco, coffee and cocoa layered with rich plum, black fruit and subtle hints of anise. Rich and full-bodied. Notes of coffee, plum and vanilla fill the mouth that lead to ripe and supple tannins on the lengthy finish.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
11/26/2008



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Tasting Notes:

Rich and complex, with notes of black cherry, plum, and cassis. Soft hints of black pepper and tobacco are accented by vanilla, dark chocolate and leather. Full and supple, with luscious tannins. A bold structure with appealing texture is balanced by delectable flavors of blackberry, cocoa and cedar, leading to a long, rich finish.

Wine Enthusiast Review As good as the winerys 03 Cab was, this is even better. Its almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, with a few drops of other Bordeaux varieties, and is so long, rich and deep in flavor, it just has to cellar well. The tannins currently star, and theyre tough and gritty, but six or more years will start to melt them, leaving behind pure, sweet, black fruit. Wine Tasting Notes Dark garnet red. Concentrated plum, tobacco, coffee and cocoa layered with rich plum, black fruit and subtle hints of anise. Rich and full-bodied. Notes of coffee, plum and vanilla fill the mouth that lead to ripe and supple tannins on the lengthy finish.

Aged 22 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.7
Total Acidity: 7.2 grams per liter

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