Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2018
About This Wine
On the nose: Elegant and expressive with notes of red plums, redcurrants, damp forest floor, pipe tobacco, toasted pecans, bay leaves
On the palate: Firm, balanced mouthfeel, macerated black cherry, mission fig, cigar box, sarsaparilla, fresh fennel
Blend: 95% Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Mt. Veeder Petit Verdot, 2% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented
Aging: 30 months in French oak, 35% new, 35% 1-year-old, 30% 2-year-old barrels
2018 was a dream growing season and harvest for Napa Valley. An abundance of rain in February was followed by continuous days of sunshine and mild temperatures that made for uniform vines and even cluster growth. With no major heat spikes to contend with, there was no need to rush through harvest. Cooler temperatures allowed us to pick when we wanted, without stress and under optimal conditions. The gift from Mother Nature translated to wines that not only have great concentration but also an amazing freshness.