Mount Veeder Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Meritage 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Firm and intense with chewy tannins and aromas of liquid smoke currant berry herb and sage ending with a dry tannic aftertaste. Decant. [Wine Spectator]

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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 Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Meritage

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Snooth User: RCox
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5.00 5
03/09/2008

Mt. Veeder is delicious, I'm on my third bottle (no, not tonight). This is an earthy wine with a full body, but pleasant aftertaste.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
02/14/2012

Trying this again tonight for valentine's day, 3 years after my trip to Mount Veeder. It is absolutely divine! Berry filled aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, currant and bark. Velvety texture and very big and bold. Could have aged longer. Wonderful complexity and calms a bit down with our steak dinner particularly as we allowed it to open up more. Definitely a fabulous valentines treat!


Snooth User: John Andrews
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3.50 5
04/24/2008

Big chewy cab. Got aromas of casis, licorice and smoke. Lots of tannin, smooth and lingered but not was a bit rough. Could use soem time to age.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
04/28/2008

Tasted at the 2008 Wine 2.0 event at Crushpad: A dusty dry cabernet. The flavors of tobacco and leather dominated. Still had some bitter tannins on the finish, which may have dissipated if the bottle had been open longer.


Snooth User: tk01
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4.50 5
12/23/2008

A great cab!


Snooth User: Sanbusco
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4.00 5
06/28/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Meritage

External Review
01/16/2012

Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Meritage 2004 750ML ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
11/12/2010

Firm, intense and vibrant, with loamy, chalky dried currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit that's well-structured, ending with chewy tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2011 through 2017. 3,500 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


External Review
03/16/2010

Mount Veeder Meritage 2004 Reserve and all other wine from Mount Veeder are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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Tasting Notes:

Dark garnet red in color, the 2004 Reserve has very dense and brambly aromas of dark black fruit that are complemented by sweet anise, sage, bay and toasty oak. Loaded with dark black berry fruit and ripe mountain tannins, this wine is rich, supple and dense. Chewy, bigboned and intense, the flavors fill your pallet and continue with blackberry and coffee notes that round out the long finish.

Firm and intense with chewy tannins and aromas of liquid smoke currant berry herb and sage ending with a dry tannic aftertaste. Decant. [Wine Spectator]

3,597 cases produced.

Aged 25 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 7.0 grams per liter

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