Mount Veeder Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0281 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
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
Christanna Honer

Tasted in a lineup of mid-tier Napa cabs and this one stood out--intense berry and brambly fruit, a little musky masculinity, tobacco, wet earth, and ripe chocolatey tannin. Great acidity! Killer value.

Tasted in a lineup of mid-tier Napa cabs and this one stood out--intense berry and brambly fruit, a little musky masculinity, tobacco, wet earth, and ripe chocolatey tannin. Great acidity! Killer value.

8 people found it helpfulApr 10th, 2015
Steven Gage

Nice cab for the price. Need to let it open up. Blackberry, cedar and tobacco flavors.

Nice cab for the price. Need to let it open up. Blackberry, cedar and tobacco flavors.

3 people found it helpfulJan 7th, 2016
Cory Fierro

2012 vintage. New favorite wine I've had in 2015, this cabernet sauvignon lends itself more as a blend than as a straight cab, as the nose on it expresses bramble fruit with sweet earth and a hint of oak. For such a young wine the tannins on this are pleasing and soft, leading me to wonder just how in the hell it's been three years since 2012 already. The finish is lingering without over staying it's welcome. This makes me more interested in Mount Veeder wines and vintages.

2012 vintage. New favorite wine I've had in 2015, this cabernet sauvignon lends itself more as a blend than as a straight cab, as the nose on it expresses bramble fruit with sweet earth and a hint of oak. For such a young wine the tannins on this are pleasing and soft, leading me to wonder just how in the hell it's been three years since 2012 already. The finish is lingering without over staying it's welcome. This makes me more interested in Mount Veeder wines and vintages.

3 people found it helpfulApr 15th, 2015
Ben Jones

Tobacco, leather and violets on the nose. A gentle approach on the palate with more leather and raspberries ending in a long tannic finish. Good wine.

Tobacco, leather and violets on the nose. A gentle approach on the palate with more leather and raspberries ending in a long tannic finish. Good wine.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Fell flat for some reason. Much juicer and voluptuous the last several times I've had it.

Fell flat for some reason. Much juicer and voluptuous the last several times I've had it.

Aug 21st, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.8

Brambly black fruit with some pipe tobacco and cocoa, moderate tannins and elevated acidity. Knits together well with a decant. A compelling cab under $30.

Brambly black fruit with some pipe tobacco and cocoa, moderate tannins and elevated acidity. Knits together well with a decant. A compelling cab under $30.

Sep 27th, 2015
Joe Paradise

Really well built. Solid and refined. Rich black fruit. Damp earth/freshly laid asphalt. Hint of dark choc on the polished finish. Time to get some more

Really well built. Solid and refined. Rich black fruit. Damp earth/freshly laid asphalt. Hint of dark choc on the polished finish. Time to get some more

Sep 22nd, 2015
Roy Goble

More please

More please

Aug 11th, 2015
Greg Gregory

A disappointment for 2012. Still needs to shed some tannins and even then I don't foresee a very textured life. Missing mid palate.

A disappointment for 2012. Still needs to shed some tannins and even then I don't foresee a very textured life. Missing mid palate.

Jan 21st, 2015
mattswineworld

Big, drying mountain tannins.

Big, drying mountain tannins.

Jan 6th, 2015