Friday, June 13, 2014

Mount Veeder 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Mount Veeder Cab

Mount Veeder Winery launched its first wines in 1973. They have expanded to three vineyard ranches nestled high in the Mayacamas Mountains in Napa and continue to produce bold, powerful wines.

We had a chance to experience a bottle of that boldness recently when we visited tasting team members Cabinator and Glorious T. We were in a celebratory mood. They had just finished some work on the deck of their new home and Green Dragon and I just returned from a long work assignment. (It was in Hawaii, so there could be worse places!)

Almost every glass from Mount Veeder Winery has transported me to a tasty Napa Valley experience. The 2006 did not disappoint.

The wine is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Syrah, and the remaining 2% Malbec and Petite Verdot. It’s a mixture that is rich and bold with a lot of hillside brambles. For a wine that is eight years old, the tannins remain quite evident telling me this could age for several more years. The blackberry, cherry and vanilla flavors were polished with vanilla.

Life is always good on Mount Veeder. This 2006 is recommended for a complex and powerful experience.

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