Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Deep ruby in color with wonderfully rich, ripe berries and summer cherry pie on the nose, complemented by hints of earth, cedar, rosemary, and dried sage. A supple, well-structured palate that's full, almost juicy, with a slightly mineral edge. Dark cassis fruit layers with bright blackberry, building complexity with layers of mocha and peppercorn. The wine is dry but finishes with a lovely, delicate sweetness derived from its fruit character and 20 months in fine oak barrels.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder|
Wine SpectatorThis displays a pure core of black cherry, cassis and plum puree flavors before the back end clamps down, revealing grippy tar and apple wood notes. Shows freshness and drive, with a pervasive sagebrush detail. Give this time to round into form.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine offers outstanding value, made in a soft, approachable style that still retains complexity and full-bodied flavor. Thick, chalky tannins give it a grip that melds well against lush offerings of dark chocolate and black cherry encased in toasted oak.