Mt. Beautiful

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. — 2 days ago

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Jay Kline

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

Kosta Browne

Mt. Carmel Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Gor
9.2

Medium ruby color. Youthful nose of strawberries, sandalwood, raspberries, pomegranate l, hint of cocoa and touch of vanilla. Very fragrant with precise fruit and a beautiful medium body. Drink now or hold. — 9 days ago

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. — 8 days ago

Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Chardonnay 2018

Tried several bottles, my new Favorite white, just love mountain fruit! Named for mountain range dividing Napa & Sonoma, old stone winery dug into side of dormant volcano crater in 1889, remained in production ever since. Pale lemon with aromas of Tropical and stone fruit with complex spice and blossom notes. On the palate apple, pear and citrus zest flavors with light oak and honey tones, fresh and vibrant, well integrated. Long finish ending with flinty mineral characteristics. Long aging potential. Nice! — 5 days ago

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jamie evans

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Nice wine

Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Again, last night patio gathering and no notes 😞. From memory I recall commenting about the nose having a certain sweetness that I could not place. This was a beautiful wine. Definitely one that could age for a long time. Perfectly balanced. Bold and elegant. — a month ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Always a treat. Smooth and supple. Sweet leafy brambly red fruit, leather, eucalyptus and crushed rocks — 17 days ago

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Pooneet K

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Beautiful.
Deborah M

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Wonderful! 🙌🏽

McPrice Myers

Beautiful Earth Paso Robles Rosé 2020

2020 Vintage. 13.8% Alcohol. Wow, that was a great new Rose! Plenty of fruit and good acidity. — 8 days ago

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Kukeri

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.

$105.
— 10 days ago

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Sbragia Family Vineyards

Godspeed Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Mt Veeder fruit showing so well. And super reasonable QPR which I never thought I would say for a Napa Cab! — 7 days ago

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Mt. Brave

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Rob N
9.2

2016, 95 pts Wine Advocate. A pretty classic cab but at the price point probably prefer Di Costanzo. — 4 days ago

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