Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley

Hess Family Wine Estates

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Very nice middle of the road CA CS! I’m not a huge CA CS fan but this was enjoyable with the delicious bone in rib eye!👍🏻 — 4 days ago

Mt. Brave

Mt. Veeder Malbec 2012

We purchased at the wine expo for maybe $70? Also like the Merlot. Deep flavor, prefer it aerated 14.5 — 18 days ago

Progeny

Special Selection Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Neat little comparison, as this was tasted alongside a 2009 O'Shaughnessy Mount Veeder Cabernet. It was interesting how these at first were very different, then started to converge, then started to diverge significantly. At the end of the comparison, this one was a two-point winner. This is a nose of classic Napa Cabernet. Blackberry currant, pepper that almost singes your nostril hair. Entry is full-bodied, Blackberry, blueberry, baking spices, currant, licorice, herbs. And just kept adding another layer and another layer. On the finish, softened tannins are noted yet toasted quality is still extremely present. This wine is showing superb integration, and in my opinion it's still probably 3 to 5 years away from the very top of the hill. This one has a long life ahead. — a month ago

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Another fun comparison from same vintage, same winemaker, and same fruit! Difference is that this wine from Progeny is the choice barrels of the Veeder fruit. Like the O’Shaughnessy on steroids. Wow! Cashmere. So plush and rich in profile. Nutmeg and sweet cocoa on the nose with ripe blue and black fruit. Baking spices, baked mixed berry pie, sandalwood, lush and fresh dark fruits to the core. Grainy yet soft tannins at the finish. Still improving. Killer bottle. Thanks @Mark Flesher
9.5

Mount Veeder Winery

Elevation 1550 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

One of my favorite appellations in Napa. Lush dark fruit flavors balanced with a little grip. — 8 days ago

Marilea Campomizzi
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Hess Family Wine Estates

Mountain Cuvée Mt. Veeder Red Blend 2011

Strong flavors of blackberry and raspberry. Secondary flavors of leather and pepper. Medium bodied. Good but not complex. — 18 days ago

O'Shaughnessy

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Compared to the 2009 Progeny SSR that this one was enjoyed alongside, this wine was a very clear second place. After cork pop, this one sort of had a funky news. Took about 20 minutes to find itself, and eventually gained some of the complex qualities of the SSR, but then seemed to make a divergence. Still, this is more of your dried blackberry, graphite, a little bit of herb, and did I mention this one is spicy on the finish!? Softened, tannins which seemed to be rounding out and integrating nicely. Did not quite have the same nostril burn that the SSR did, but it was there a bit. You can tell these wines are definitely related, and this one will definitely continue to improve in the bottle although I would say it is starting to enter a really good spot in the drinking window. — a month ago

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At about $75 less than the Progeny SSR, there were a lot of similarities. A more restrained and lighter nose with potpourri, violets, cedar and sweet liqueur. Additional notes of freshly squeezed red, blue and black fruits came through as it opened up. Tar, dark chocolate, licorice, graphite and more tart fruit at the finish. The Progeny was more lush and layered, and this seemed to be a “light” version in every way, particularly in the palate where it wasn’t as compact and dense.
9.3

Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

1996 half bottle. Still vibrant and delicious. Saddle leather nose. Old wine sweetness. — 11 days ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Pinot Noir 2013

Lean but pretty with roses and plums. Lifted and pretty. — 21 days ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

These guys know what’s up — 36 minutes ago

Dom Tourre
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