Mt. Monster

Foyt Family Wines

No. 77 Napa Valley Reserve Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


Dark ruby (almost black) in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of baked cherries, black plums, red currants, light cedar, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, eucalyptus, dark chocolates, spices, black pepper, pencil lead, dirt and herbs.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, currants, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, light alcohol, espresso, earth, pencil lead, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty, and nicely aged, Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Showing a great nose and a complex palate, with a nice mouthfeel.

Not a typical Napa Cabernet, and very unique for the region. A good quality wine with a pretty nose.

This 10 year old is still young and not showing its age much. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Tangy and good with food, too. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Great with the brie cheese.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 2 days ago

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Henry's Keep Proprietary Mt. Vedeer Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Oak and leather on nose. Full, dry, balanced, very approachable now. Currants, cocoa, blackberries. — 4 days ago

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Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Probably just past its peak but lovely stonefruit and blackberry notes. Short finish, great and unassuming with a nice grilled NY strip. Decanted for about 3 hours before drinking - more might have helped but that seemed sufficient. — 4 days ago

Jasmine Chan
with Jasmine


Reserve Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I rated this a 95 a little under 2 years ago. This wine has done quite a bit of changing since then, definitely in a good way. It has become more structured and balanced. What a monster! Starts out with toasted oak, sweet bright and ripe blackberry, vanilla, cinnamon spice, black pepper, graphite all in the nose. The initial taste begged for a decant as this was primarily served pop and pour and the fruit was a little muted. Palate was dominated by blackberry fruit and seemed to develop a small amount of gravelly character in the middle. Finished with black pepper and black licorice notes. The bottle enjoyed 2 years ago seemed to be a little more forward and you can definitely tell this one pushed more to an even balance and longer finish. They hold these back just a tiny bit, and now I really understand why. Has another 15-20 years and I expect this to continue developing quite a bit. — a month ago

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Great wine @Mark Flesher
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Mark Flesher

@Mike R I had lots of reservations about opening this up, but it was the only one of the non-SSR that I had more than one bottle of! Plus, I have more of the recent release coming in. I was actually very surprised how approachable it was.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Mike R I had lots of reservations about opening this up, but it was the only one of the non-SSR that I had more than one bottle of! Plus, I have more of the recent release coming in. I was actually very surprised how approachable it was.

Robert Craig Winery

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Sturdy and ripe. Expansive palate. Gorgeous. — 4 days ago

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Sandhi Wines

Mt. Carmel Pinot Noir 2014

Wowee! Fab with maitake mushroom soba. Needs to breathe a bit as the finish is a little Bretty upon open but it blows off. — 9 days ago

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Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A constantly evolving dense and pleasurable wine. Started with heavy blueberry pie, cocoa and cigarbox. Hours later, cedar, star anise, violets and leather. Still an infant. Really well done Sean Capiaux! — a day ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1973

Sailin' away on the crest of a wave
It's like magic
Oh, rollin' and ridin' and slippin' and slidin'
It's magic
And you, and your sweet desire
You took me higher and higher, baby
It's a livin' thing
It's a terrible thing to lose
It's a given thing
What a terrible thing to lose
— 6 days ago

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That song came out when that wine was released (76).I’ve been fortunate enough to have had that 1973. Kept the empty bottle for a few years before throwing it away. @Bobby Gilbane
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@David L that’s an amazing coincidence. Was listening to this song when drinking the bottle and it resonated.

Newfound Wines

Scaggs Vineyard Counoise

Ok... everyone faults this wine for its “lightness”. This is NOT light, the color, texture, weight are all consistent with the grape variety. Smoke, olive, dark cherry notes with noticeable tannins, elevated zesty acidity and a liveliness that dances across the palate. This is a food wine, perhaps a “great” food wine....I would much rather indulge in this wine than an overwrought Napa Cabernet. — 21 days ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Chardonnay 2017

Goto Chardonnay ... paired sumptuously with Tilapia & Swiss chard — 4 days ago