Mount Veeder Winery

Mount Veeder Winery

Reserve Red 2002

Amazing what 19 years aging will do. Leather flagoon, cigar box. Muted fruits with faint hints of raspberry. Drank like old Bordeaux. Prob a few years too late. Had during parents visit. — 5 hours ago

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Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

On the nose blackberries, blueberries, cooked cherries, licorice, cedar, light vanilla, earth, light bell pepper, spices, celery, tobacco, dark chocolates, coffee, vegetables, light alcohol, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco leaf, licorice, graphite, peppercorn, vanilla, cola and light vegetables.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity on the nose and palate.

Still very young, but already enjoyable even by itself. Showing a little bit of alcohol, which would phase out with bottle time.

Good by itself or with food. Rich, opulent, fruit forward and ripe.

Needs time to open up, it took 2 hours to bring out the tannins and the complexity. As it opens up earth and vegetable notes show up and make it more interesting. Delicious once it opens up.

A good quality wine with good potential to become 95+ point wine. Will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

I paired it with cheeses, but will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French Oak barrels (40% new) for 26 months. A very tiny production of only five barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a month ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Bold masterful fruit, dry and politely tannic — 13 days ago

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The Hess Collection

The Lion Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This wine pairs perfectly with a ribeye especially right after you just ate a nice juicy piece. It’s a bit in the dry side but it has a big berry flavor with some, I think, espresso flavor when it’s still a bit cool. That changes over to a chocolate flavor on your cheeks but also seemed to slip away after it warmed up further. The berry flavor lingers in your mouth along with the dry finish so that’s nicer than most dry wines. Overall it has a lot of depth and is pretty fun to taste. Since it was $150 and a dry wine, I tended to rate it a bit down since I’m not into dry wines and probably better wines for less. I rate it a A-/B+ because of the above. — a month ago


Estate Grown Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

A rather syrupy, almost port like Cab. — 25 days ago

CRFT Wines

Arranmore Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

In the bigger end of the Pinot spectrum, I really like this. Dark fruited, 25% whole bunch, french oak with a lovely dusky crimson/ruby colour. Great fruit density and concentration, spiced, lovely acidity and tannins with a long savoury finish. — 11 days ago

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Peter Franus

Brandlin Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

I don’t know why so many Zin producers these days (not this one) grow and make Zin so that it ends up over 15% AND has residual sugar. This wine does it right. It reflects the stony mountain vineyard it’s grown in very well. Closed at first. After 45 minutes, nose has pure black raspberry fruit, tons of cracked stone minerality, and little leathery, brambly thing, and just a touch of maple syrup. Mouthfilling but bone dry, nice structure to the palate. Really, really good. — a month ago

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Jay Kline

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I have a special place in my heart for Peter’s wines.


Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2004


Very interesting to see this age - upon release this was extremely tight & austere and now it has blossomed into a beautifully expressive aged Riesling w/dark gold color, big whiff of petrol alongside peach & apricot. On the palate it is still razor sharp & angular w/only slightly rounded off edges no doubt due to age & bit of fat it gained. On the finish it is bone dry with clearly defined lemon & lime, mineral-y w/hint of creaminess. — 8 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Great restraint on your part to be drinking this at 17 years - one of Australia’s best.


Bob: did not have access to my cellar for the last 5 years, but I knew these were built for the long run. I love Clare Valley wines (red & white) and I used to sell Grosset... I have more of these & will revisit in a few years

CRFT Wines

The Arranmore Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

The CRFT cellar door is quite close to home so I’ve been there a few times, but this is my first bottle of their Chardonnay. Small volume, organic, could just about point to the rows of vines from where I sat and tasted. Peach/citrus flavours that run long. Not quite the flinty minerally follow through that I loved with the Shaw+Smith M3 but still lovely. — 11 days ago

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V. Sattui Winery

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark cherry, cigar box, leather, plum. Not overly high in tannin. Good acidity with average heat. Complex build. — 3 days ago