Kukeri

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

9.415 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Kristin the Wine Girl

This is the autumn breeze of cabs. Call for this cab when you need a smooth ride down soft oak berry lane. Crunchy fat maple leaves, peppered cherries, spiced plums, on a cool crisp all morning. Breakfast maple sausage? This is breakfast cab!

This is the autumn breeze of cabs. Call for this cab when you need a smooth ride down soft oak berry lane. Crunchy fat maple leaves, peppered cherries, spiced plums, on a cool crisp all morning. Breakfast maple sausage? This is breakfast cab!

Jan 18th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep mix of garnet and ruby red. Soft on the nose with some solid layers of spices, bell peppers, forest floor, truffles, dark plums, black and red cherries. A little candied with some air. Moderate tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Palate has layers of dark cocoa, and red cherries. But the fruit is definitely fading. Drink till 2024.

Deep mix of garnet and ruby red. Soft on the nose with some solid layers of spices, bell peppers, forest floor, truffles, dark plums, black and red cherries. A little candied with some air. Moderate tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Palate has layers of dark cocoa, and red cherries. But the fruit is definitely fading. Drink till 2024.

May 13th, 2017
Shay A
9.0

Opening my first bottle from another swap with @Greg Ballington ! I've heard a few things about Kukeri and have been curious to get their Mount Veeder cab. Greg was kind enough to send an older bottle, which I believe was their inaugural vintage for this wine? Poured Ruby in the glass with slight red brick color for the edge. Could tell it was slightly aged. On the nose, at pop and pour, it was not close to ready. Everything was shut down. After about 45mins, it opened with green pepper on the nose, lots of plums, and mushroom. Tannins are still strong on the palate which alludes to a few more years, but this feels like it's got a max of 5 or so left that contain fruit as the dominant note. Finished with a vegetal note, additional plums, tart raspberries.

Thanks for the intro to Kukeri, Greg! Need to try their younger stuff next!

Opening my first bottle from another swap with @Greg Ballington ! I've heard a few things about Kukeri and have been curious to get their Mount Veeder cab. Greg was kind enough to send an older bottle, which I believe was their inaugural vintage for this wine? Poured Ruby in the glass with slight red brick color for the edge. Could tell it was slightly aged. On the nose, at pop and pour, it was not close to ready. Everything was shut down. After about 45mins, it opened with green pepper on the nose, lots of plums, and mushroom. Tannins are still strong on the palate which alludes to a few more years, but this feels like it's got a max of 5 or so left that contain fruit as the dominant note. Finished with a vegetal note, additional plums, tart raspberries.

Thanks for the intro to Kukeri, Greg! Need to try their younger stuff next!

May 2nd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Medium ruby with garnet edges. Layered nose that shows characteristics of a wet and cool vintage. Damp forest floor, a little dirty, light bell peppers, truffles, mushrooms and when it finally opened up an hour or so later there were some tight red berries. Moderate tannins (6/10) with a rounded medium plus body. Pureed dark berries with some light vegetal notes on the palate. Moderate plus finish. Glad we grabbed a few of these to see how they develop. At the moment if this does not change, drink till 2024.

Medium ruby with garnet edges. Layered nose that shows characteristics of a wet and cool vintage. Damp forest floor, a little dirty, light bell peppers, truffles, mushrooms and when it finally opened up an hour or so later there were some tight red berries. Moderate tannins (6/10) with a rounded medium plus body. Pureed dark berries with some light vegetal notes on the palate. Moderate plus finish. Glad we grabbed a few of these to see how they develop. At the moment if this does not change, drink till 2024.

Oct 27th, 2016
Peter

Great Cabernet!

Great Cabernet!

Nov 27th, 2017
Bill Makens

Great bottle. Needed a couple hour decant to open up and round out. This is going to be a special bottle in another 5 years.

Great bottle. Needed a couple hour decant to open up and round out. This is going to be a special bottle in another 5 years.

Apr 5th, 2017
Konrad Michels

Not bad at all! Lively fruits, and a long, dry, finish.

Not bad at all! Lively fruits, and a long, dry, finish.

Dec 14th, 2014
K U
8.6

K had this 8 months ago

K had this 8 months ago

Jul 4th, 2019
Ryan Ballani

Ryan had this a year ago

Ryan had this a year ago

Oct 12th, 2018
Christopher Merlo

Christopher had this 2 years ago

Christopher had this 2 years ago

Oct 16th, 2017