To the west of Napa Valley Mount Veeder rises. The soils are thin and volcanic. The yields are low: small berries with thick skins that bear concentrated flavors and the structure to age for a long time. That’s what Veeder fruit is known for. But in 2019, in a vineyard we aren’t allowed to name, that’s not what happened.
In 2019 Mother Nature zigged when it should have zagged, producing luscious fruit without the huge tannins Veeder is known for. The growers decided they couldn’t sell a mountain wine that tastes like a valley wine, so they sold the fruit to us.
Our Napa Valley Cabernet is soft and approachable, with scents of black currants, wild blueberries, cedar and sage. The mouth follows the nose: blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, baking spices and mocha. It drinks like cashmere, instead of the corduroy that Veeder is known for.