Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes Full and supple with sturdy, yet round tannins. A bold structure with appealing texture is balanced with a rich, juicy and 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: EMark
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4.00 5
11/13/2013

Very dark and attractive in the glass. "Hefty" nose--earthy with hints of spice. Very nice on the palate. The texture seems satiny smooth. Some cassis and peppercorn flavors. Tannins appear to have been tamed. Nice acid. This looks like a good food wine. US$27.99 at Total Wine in 2010.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
01/18/2010

A little pepper, spice and currants on the nose, a lot of earthy aromas. The palate offers a tannic punch with layers of dark fruit/berries combined with dark chocolate, full in body and needs some time. This was my 4th wine tasted at the Franciscan winery and was paired with a Vella Dry Jack Cheese, a very powerful cheese.


Snooth User: smiles813
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0.00 5
04/12/2012

$13.99


Snooth User: rcoulter
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3.00 5
12/19/2009

Deep garnet in color, light staining on the tears. Nose of dark cherry, blackberry, black currents & tobacco with a hint of smokey wood. Palate flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, chocolate. Good structure and well-balanced, with fine tannins and a medium plus finish with notes of smoke and vanilla.


Snooth User: gehlens
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3.50 5
09/05/2010

Nose of canned cherries, currants. Thick and rich flavor with heavy tannins. Enjoyable now, but will get better with age.


External Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

There's a wonderful richness, depth and complexity to this California Cabernet, with its layers of earthy currant, mushroom, cedar, clay, tar and leather. made in a big, chewy and rustic style it just needs short-term cellaring. Best from 2001 through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe, juicy cherry and plum flavors counterbalance the earthy tannins. Turns simple on the finish. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Oaky and ripe; full of blackberry, cherry and chocolaty fruit, with complex nuances of green olives and sweet, fresh herbs. You can feel the dusty tannins in your gums on the finish, but they're ripe and fine. Showy now, and should age effortlessly through the decade.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Red-ruby. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, chocolate and loam. Supple, primary flavors of dark berries and tobacco; acids are ripe and nicely integrated. May well develop more complexity with bottle aging. Finishes with firm but not excessive tannins and lingering fruit.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark, dense, chewy and chunky, with tightly wound currant, coffee, mocha and pencil lead flavors, finishing in a rich aftertaste. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Expresses the lush, concentrated fruit character of mountain estate-grown Cabernet. Modest tannins add structure and depth without overpowering the intense berry flavors of the wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Very good Cab, creamy, dry and rich. The flavors are super-upfront, all blackberry and cherry pie, chocolate and charry vanilla oak, with cinnamon spice in the finish. It's a decadent wine, and fortunately has the crisp acidity and firm tannins for balance. Should be easy to find, with 19,000 cases. Best now-2012.


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Tasting Notes:

Deep garnet in color. Vibrant layers of brambly dark berry, cassis, bay and mocha. Rich and concentrated with flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, chocolate and cassis. Good structure and well-balanced, with fine-grained tannins and a long finish of cassis and sweet vanilla notes.

Wine Tasting Notes Full and supple with sturdy, yet round tannins. A bold structure with appealing texture is balanced with a rich, juicy and lengthy finish.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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