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Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Meritage Napa Valley 2009

External Review by We Speak Wine:

A lovely Cabernet, smoky and rich, tannic and elegant, with the complexity and concentration that define Mount Veeder. With its smooth, velvety texture, cassis liqueur and new oak flavors, it's as flashy as anything out there. The winemaker has done a great job of blending in Malbec and Petit Verdot to create a Cabernet of compelling interest. Drink now-2020. - S.H. Appearance: Dark GarnetAromas: Intense, complex, and layered notes of dark ripe blackberry, dark cherry, earthy forest mineral, and toasty oak finished by subtle undercurrents of tobacco, chocolate, sage, and coffee.Flavors: This full-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of cassis and currant, which soften into supple, yet textured, layers of dark cherry, peppercorns, and tobacco. A long finish carries subtle hints of violet, vanilla, and chocolate. - WineryVarietal Composition:93% Cabernet Sauvignon4% Malbec3% Petit VerdotFermentation: Pre-fermentation cold soak of 4 days to enhance color and body. Fermen...

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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

External Reviews for Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Meritage Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/15/2014

A lovely Cabernet, smoky and rich, tannic and elegant, with the complexity and concentration that define Mount Veeder. With its smooth, velvety texture, cassis liqueur and new oak flavors, it's as flashy as anything out there. The winemaker has done a great job of blending in Malbec and Petit Verdot to create a Cabernet of compelling interest. Drink now-2020. - S.H. Appearance: Dark GarnetAromas: Intense, complex, and layered notes of dark ripe blackberry, dark cherry, earthy forest mineral, and toasty oak finished by subtle undercurrents of tobacco, chocolate, sage, and coffee.Flavors: This full-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of cassis and currant, which soften into supple, yet textured, layers of dark cherry, peppercorns, and tobacco. A long finish carries subtle hints of violet, vanilla, and chocolate. - WineryVarietal Composition:93% Cabernet Sauvignon4% Malbec3% Petit VerdotFermentation: Pre-fermentation cold soak of 4 days to enhance color and body. Fermen...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

Appearance: Dark Garnet Aromas: Intense, complex, and layered notes of dark ripe blackberry, dark cherry, earthy forest mineral, and toasty oak finished by subtle undercurrents of tobacco, chocolate, sage, and coffee. Flavors: This full-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of cassis and currant, which soften into supple, yet textured, layers of dark cherry, peppercorns, and tobacco. A long finish carries subtle hints of violet, vanilla, and chocolate. - Winery Varietal Composition: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Malbec 3% Petit Verdot Fermentation: Pre-fermentation cold soak of 4 days to enhance color and body. Fermentation and maceration averaging 24 days to build structure and integrate mouthfeel. Barrel Aging: 20 months in small oak barrels, 100% new oak. pH: 3.78 TA: 5.9 Alcohol: 14.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Appearance: Dark GarnetAromas: Intense, complex, and layered notes of dark ripe blackberry, dark cherry, earthy forest mineral, and toasty oak finished by subtle undercurrents of tobacco, chocolate, sage, and coffee.Flavors: This full-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of cassis and currant, which soften into supple, yet textured, layers of dark cherry, peppercorns, and tobacco. A long finish carries subtle hints of violet, vanilla, and chocolate. - WineryVarietal Composition:93% Cabernet Sauvignon4% Malbec3% Petit VerdotFermentation: Pre-fermentation cold soak of 4 days to enhance color and body. Fermentation and maceration averaging 24 days to build structure and integrate mouthfeel.Barrel Aging: 20 months in small oak barrels, 100% new oak.pH: 3.78TA: 5.9Alcohol: 14.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2012

Mount Veeder was the first winery in California to have one vineyard planted to all five Bordeaux varietals. The Mount Veeder Reserve is an elegant statement of the winemaking philosophy that blending creates a wine more than the sum of its parts. Crafted from small lots of exceptionally concentrated fruit from our three ranches, this distinctive red wine is the essence of power and finesse. - WineryWINEMAKER: Janet Myers APPEARANCE: Deep Ruby AROMA: Rich aromas of mountain fruit, brambly berry, coffee, bay, and cassis fill the nose. Hints of licorice, vanilla and cocoa add to the complexity. FLAVOR: Powerful and dense, with a big, supple mouthfeel carrying deep layers of blackberry, sage, plum and chocolate. Rich and well-structured, with mouth-filling tannins and toasty notes of sweet oak. The full-bodied palate leads to a long complex finish of blackberry, anise, and cocoa. VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 7% MalbecAPPELLATION: Napa ValleyTIME IN OAK:...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2005 05/11/2011

Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Meritage 2005 750ML



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