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.

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

Nice Cabernet. Rich and smooth. Cheers!


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

A bit tannic


Snooth User: pmscarecrow
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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.


Snooth User: gntop1
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/26/2013

Five glasses


Snooth User: EMark
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 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.


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External Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: NapaCabs.com
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.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
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: 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: 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 10/06/2012

A good wine to drink now for its sweet, ripe berry and mocha flavors and smoky coat of oak. It has smooth tannins and a spicy finish. Give it a good decant to let it breathe for a few hours.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
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
Source: NapaCabs.com
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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