Our 2015 Limited Release Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dried cranberries, bay leaf and violet. Flavors of red currant, fresh blueberry and cocoa are followed by soft, balanced palate with a lively lingering finish.
The Mt. Veeder AVA is one of Napa Valley's mountain AVA's, with some vineyards planted over 2,000 feet elevation. Mt. Veeder is a cooler climate mountain region, heavily influenced by cool bay breezes and fog. Mt. Veeder is a heavily forested region and most vineyards are ringed by tall majestic redwood forests. Wines from Mt. Veeder typically show refined elegance and age gracefully. Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder tend to have strong violent aromas, which is a signature of the region.
The 2015 harvest started earlier compared to the previous harvests. 2015 continued the trend of a mild winter and warm, dry spring and summer. Once harvest grew closer, our viticulture team noticed the grape clusters were smaller. The grape clusters were smaller due to multiple vintages of high yields. Even though yields were down, the quality was exceptional. The grapes had high concentrations of fruit flavors and complexity due to smaller grapes.