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Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

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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.

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: jtryka
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4.00 5
07/29/2015

The wine is a deep brooding, inky color that's so classic of a great Napa Cabernet. The nose is a lovely combination of leather, cassis, baking spice and just a hint of mint. The taste is just classic, a rush of ripe black fruit, blackberry, plum and a bit of coriander that transition effortlessly to some spice notes of vanilla bean and anise midpalate. The finish is ideal, with some young tannins providing nice backbone for the long, smooth and exceptionally dry finish. Just a classic Napa Cabernet! See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2015/07/2012-mount-veeder-napa-valley-cabernet.html



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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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