Mount Veeder Winery was one born from the hard work and dedication of Michael and Arlene Bernstein. The Bernsteins first discovered the rugged property in the early 1960s and later bought it as a rustic retreat. In the ensuing years they transformed it into an enviable vineyard, almost by accident. After farming the property’s prune orchard for the first few years, a farmhand who lived on the property presented the Bernsteins with a bundle of cast-off grapevine cuttings. Michael stuck the unrooted cuttings into the ground and never gave them a drop of water. Miraculously, of the 60 cuttings planted, 58 lived. Michael turned his full attention to the vines and built his land into a thriving vineyard, ultimately making history as the first vintner in Napa Valley to plant one property to all five of the classic Bordeaux varieties.
Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Rugged mountain conditions produce grapes with intensely concentrated fruit and big, rich tannins. Taming these tannins and preserving flavor are the high-altitude winemaker's biggest challenge. The Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is a provocative expression of the challenging terroir – a merging of microclimate, soil and slope, with small-lot winemaking that reveals characters unique to this volcanic hillside.
"The mountain is demanding, but it rewards us with wines of great intensity, with rich earthy tannins and bold, dark fruit flavors."
Patience is rewarded with fully-developed flavors and ripe, rich tannins in the skins and seeds.
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