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Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Mt. Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is a skillful blend of fruit from the Mount Veeder ranch and other Napa Valley hillside grapes. This rich California red offers concentrated layers of ripe fruit, spice, chocolate, vanilla, oak, herb and savory earth character with full body, excellent structure and texture and a long finish.

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

Editorial Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,092
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/08/2013

Opaque and showing a little age. This is smoky and grilled beefy on the nose with a nice combination of sweet black plum and blackcurrant fruit, smoky herbs, soil tones and vanilla oak. A little tight still in the mouth with tannins that are softly austere supporting a rich, savory core of fruit. There's still a lot of mineral earth and some wood toast here but the fruit, wild blueberry and currant toned with a little bitter chocolate streak to it is emerging on the midplate along with a hint of truffle that persists through the long finish. Still a bit tough and edgy this is a fine rendition of mountain cabernet with length and a touch of throw back rusticity. 91pts


Member Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Stallion
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/04/2013

Nice Cabernet. Rich and smooth. Cheers!


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,092
4.60 5
Vintage: 2009 11/08/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/17/2014

Lots of blue in the color makes it a nice purple. Nose is somewhat minty, and I’m getting a hint of licorice. On the tongue, there is a pleasant cassis flavor that is not overwhelming. Very firm tannin remove fruitiness. There is some sort of “olive” flavor way in the back of the palate, but it diminishes quickly. It does not seem to appear in subsequent tastes.


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,216
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/30/2012

The wine is like many good Napa cabs, very deep ruby color, almost inky in the glass. The nose is a wonderfully rich blend of leather, blackberry, cherry and anise that speaks to the richness of the wine, and feel free to let it open up a bit in the glass, my hint is to have a glass or two while I am making dinner, so it's perfect by the time I sit down to eat. The taste is a lovely fruit forward blend of ripe berries, plum and fresh herbs, giving way to some spicy notes midpalate, as the flavors play against each other and add a bit of complexity. The nicely structured tannins provide for a long, dry, velvety finish that makes this wine a treat by itself. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/11/2009-mount-veeder-napa-valley-cabernet.html


Snooth User: runningbear
43154653
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/24/2013

A bit tannic


Snooth User: pmscarecrow
72213527
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/06/2011

off topic The ad for the Trapiche malbec is good But the one you must try Trapiche Bonarda origin Italy very dark color, blackcurrant, prunes, very ripe cherry taste. Lite on the oak. tannins soft very easy drinking not extremely complex. For the price nice product. nice with lamb, beef, Nachos, all Italian dishes.


Snooth User: pmscarecrow
72213527
0.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/06/2011

Off topic Cup cake wine advertised That one I tried last week for fun need to know (sacrificed myself) I cannot comment on any of those wines...sorry But the wine called cup cake I can!! What a terrible wine, notes of chemical unbalanced awful, bitter fruit juice. I've worked in the wine industry (for 20 years) 5 years as a wine consultant. A beaujolais nouveau would be better we all know how fast they are made. your friend in wine M.J.


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External Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The wine is dense and concentrated, which is indicative of the small vines, low yields, and tiny berries of the mountainside locale. The dark, brambly fruit and sweet herbal notes evoke the forest and bay trees adjacent to the vineyards.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/10/2013

Deep ruby. Aromas of ripe black currant, dark cherry, and lilac interlace with black pepper, bay leaves, coffee, and toasted oak to create a rich, dense nose. Powerful, rich, and textured notes of dark cherry, ripe plum, caramel, and vanilla flavors weave


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 12/15/2012

Concentrated aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, anise, and bay, highlighted with notes of coffee and currants. Very full-bodied, plushy and dense. Rich and round mouthfeel with intense flavors of cassis and black cherry. Good structure and well-balance


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 10/06/2012

Pleasant loamy earth, dried herb and cedar notes shadow dried currant and savory herb flavors. Full-bodied and complete, if shy on extra facets. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/18/2013

Mount Veeder Winery has their vines planted up to 1600 feet on slopes resembling a large staircase. They enjoy a microclimate of fog, cool mountain nights and warm days.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/06/2011

Experience the magic of Mount Veeder as you enjoy our Cabernet Sauvignon's full-bodied fruit flavors of blackberry and cherry, layered with distinctive cocoa, tobacco and cedar notes.


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Mt. Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is a skillful blend of fruit from the Mount Veeder ranch and other Napa Valley hillside grapes. This rich California red offers concentrated layers of ripe fruit, spice, chocolate, vanilla, oak, herb and savory earth character with full body, excellent structure and texture and a long finish.

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