Our 2015 Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet is a blockbuster mountain Cabernet from Anthem’s own vineyards located at 400 feet in Napa Valley’s Western hillsides. The lower yields in 2015 produced fruit with intense, plush dark berry flavors that Winemaker Jeff Ames crafted into an exquisitely rich Mt. Veeder Cabernet.
These 6 acres were planted in 1998 (Merlot) through 2007 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot) on 3309, 101-14 rootstock. The soil composition is Mayacama series; moderately deep, excessively drained soils derived from sedimentary and meta-sedimentary rocks. Vineyard spacing is 5 feet in rows and 4 feet in vines, trellised VSP with bilateral cordon architecture. Grape varieties grown today on the Anthem Estate Vineyard are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.