MOUNT VEEDER CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Our signature Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate Veeder Hills Vineyard. The elevation of this vineyard ranges from 600-1,120 feet, and its steep slopes and sedimentary clay and shale soils restrict root growth, resulting in Mount Veeder’s hallmark small berries with intense fruit flavors. True to its appellation, this wine possesses dark concentrated fruit flavors and robust tannins.
FROM THE CELLAR
“For the past several years we’ve been replanting some historic blocks here on Mount Veeder, and the figurative and literal fruits of our labors are beginning to elevate the quality of the wines from our mountain home. It’s honestly, simply, exciting. A touch more Malbec this vintage sets the stage for a classic mountain Cabernet led by aromas of wild mountain raspberry and Bing cherry. Malbec trends toward blue fruit, and nothing is quite so luscious as blueberries framed by hints of vanilla, cassis, creamy milk chocolate caramel and oak spice. We watch our Cabernet age in the old barrel chai visitors first see as they walk toward the winery, and the nearly two-year wait in barrel is proving once again to be well worth it. This, you’re going to enjoy.”
– Dave Guffy, Winemaker
If ever a vintage might be described as textbook, the 2012 growing season would certainly qualify. Budbreak, flowering and fruit set proceeded in spring without a hitch, and a lack of early season frost was matched by a lack of later season heat spikes. Truly, a deliberate pace in the vineyard, right through to véraison and an orderly harvest in the Fall. After a challenging 2011, the abundance and high quality of the vintage brought smiles to winemakers, a welcomed blessing for the hard work of our vineyard crews.