79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec from Napa Valley, California.
SRP of $40 and typically available as low as $24, but we were able to pick up a few bottles on sale for $19.99. We'll cover it here as a Saturday Splurge since that's the more typical situation.
From the bottle:
"High in the hills of Mount Veeder, vineyards clinging to the rugged, steep slopes produce intense and exceptionally concentrated grapes. At Mount Veeder Winery, we are proud of our reputation for producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and with every vintage, our goal is to fully express the unique characteristics of our mountain-grown fruit. Experience the magic of Mount Veeder as you enjoy our Cabernet Sauvignon's full-bodied fruit flavors of blackberry and cherry, layered with distinctive cocoa, tobacco and cedar notes.
Today's wine is made by Janet Myers of Franciscan Estate, certainly a good sign as we've enjoyed many of her other efforts:
- Franciscan Estate Magnificat Napa Valley Meritage 2009 - Magnficent Magnificat.
- Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011 - Solid!
- Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Take a Vow of Delicious
The 2010 Mount Veeder Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a beautiful, very aromatic nose featuring black cherry, blackcurrant, violets and other perfumed floral notes along with a little mint and mocha. The wine needs a couple hours to really open up but when it does you'll find a delicious, smooth, dry wine with rich and juicy black cherry, plum, vanilla and a bit of toasty oaky spice. It ends with more rich lingering fruit along with a little tobacco, a touch of green olive and spice. Fabulous.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
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