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2018 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
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2018 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

Our signature Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate Veeder Hills Vineyard. Steep slopes and clay soils restrict root growth, resulting in Mount Veeder's hallmark small berries with intense flavors. Elegant notes of violets and cherries are followed by deep cassis and milk chocolate.
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“This wine delivers the complexity, beauty and structure we have come to expect from our mountain fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon lives at the heart of the wine with its presence revealed through aromas of wild mountain raspberry and cocoa. Elegant notes of violets signal the presence of Malbec, which we integrate to develop a softness on the palate. The 2018 vintage is perfectly structured and led by black fruits, with mouth-filling layers of cassis framed by vanilla notes. The nearly two-year wait in the most premium barrels once again delivers a well-rounded wine as elements of oak spice and creamy milk chocolate linger on the lengthy, pleasing finish.”

– Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking

2018 VINTAGE NOTES

Budbreak began on schedule at the end of February, and spring brought moderate temperatures that progressed into a warm summer without any disruptive heat spikes. Steady, consistent growing conditions provided the perfect environment for the fruit to mature and develop. As the moderate, even temperatures continued into the fall, harvest started slightly later than normal, and in some areas, extended long into the first week of November. With such lengthy hang time, the fruit matured consistently and was picked when it was at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.

Wine Specs

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Blend

76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

Scores

93 POINTS - Wine Spectator, 2018 Vintage

93 POINTS - James Suckling, 2018 Vintage

Appellation

Mt. Veeder

Harvest Date

October 10, 2018 –November 7, 2018

Alcohol %

14.8

Cooperage

80% New French oak

Cases Produced

24

pH

3.8

Acid

0.67

Bottles in Case

6

Tasting Notes

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