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Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon United States 2008

Member Review by jtryka:

So tonight I decided to open a bottle of the 2008 Mount Veeder Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. I am fighting a cold, so my sense of smell and taste could be affected, but that will not stop me from enjoying a nice cab! So let's get right down to business. This wine has all the earmarks of a classic Napa cab, a rich deep ruby color, with an opacity that hints at its complexity. The nose is a combination of leather, tobacco and spice that let's you know this wine is not playing games. The taste is absolutely beautiful, with a fruit forward appeal of cherries and ripe blackberries, giving way quickly to the young tannins that give this wine big bold Cabernet taste leading to a long smooth finish. What a great wine, perhaps not to the level of the now legendary 2007 vintage, but a fantastic wine in its own right nonetheless. This wine would pair well with a variety of grilled meats, perfect with a rare T-bone, or many spicy Italian dishes, as the wine stands up to many flavors, as it stands well on it's own. This was one of our more expensive wine club selections at $20 (thank you wineshopper.com!), but still a bargain as this wine seldom goes for less than $25. I would rate this wine a solid 4.5, as it has everything a big bold Cab should have, so enjoy a bottle tonight!

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Mount Veeder Winery:
“Mount Veeder is a magical place—a rare and beautiful spot where vines cling to the steep hillsides, producing tiny, concentrated berries that give our wines their big, bold, brambly fruit character.” Both Mount Veeder Winery and the rugged appellation take their names from an ancient volcano—a nearly 2,700 foot peak that crowns the southeast section of the Mayacamas Range, running between ... Read more
“Mount Veeder is a magical place—a rare and beautiful spot where vines cling to the steep hillsides, producing tiny, concentrated berries that give our wines their big, bold, brambly fruit character.” Both Mount Veeder Winery and the rugged appellation take their names from an ancient volcano—a nearly 2,700 foot peak that crowns the southeast section of the Mayacamas Range, running between Napa and Sonoma. The Mount Veeder appellation encompasses 25 square miles of some of the steepest vineyards in California. Winemaking in the region dates back to the 1860s and by the late 1800s, the mountain hosted at least 20 vineyards and six wineries. Pioneers who cultivated vineyards on Mount Veeder knew there was something special about wines from these steep slopes. Winemakers across the Napa Valley began to recognize that grapes from Mount Veeder and other mountain appellations had an intensity and depth unlike grapes from the valley floor. Powerful and distinct, mountain grapes challenged the winemaker to tame their rugged tannins and reveal a deeper character. Mountain grapes soon became the backbone of many of Napa Valley’s best wines because of their structure and concentrated flavors. Today, mountain wines are in a class by themselves. In flavor and texture, the profile of a mountain wine is different. It is more difficult to produce; rare and limited in supply, but undeniably captivating, charismatic and long-lived. Read less

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Snooth User: jtryka
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02/26/2012

So tonight I decided to open a bottle of the 2008 Mount Veeder Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. I am fighting a cold, so my sense of smell and taste could be affected, but that will not stop me from enjoying a nice cab! So let's get right down to business. This wine has all the earmarks of a classic Napa cab, a rich deep ruby color, with an opacity that hints at its complexity. The nose is a combination of leather, tobacco and spice that let's you know this wine is not playing games. The taste is absolutely beautiful, with a fruit forward appeal of cherries and ripe blackberries, giving way quickly to the young tannins that give this wine big bold Cabernet taste leading to a long smooth finish. What a great wine, perhaps not to the level of the now legendary 2007 vintage, but a fantastic wine in its own right nonetheless. This wine would pair well with a variety of grilled meats, perfect with a rare T-bone, or many spicy Italian dishes, as the wine stands up to many flavors, as it stands well on it's own. This was one of our more expensive wine club selections at $20 (thank you wineshopper.com!), but still a bargain as this wine seldom goes for less than $25. I would rate this wine a solid 4.5, as it has everything a big bold Cab should have, so enjoy a bottle tonight!



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