Mission Codename Riding the Ridge
Today’s 2004 Random Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious, boutique Cabernet Sauvignon that will appeal to anyone who enjoys (adores?!) mountain Cabernet. This wine shows intensity and concentration, without being overpowering. The wine shows beautifully for an ‘older’ Cabernet, but this age really contributes to its elegance.
Mt. Veeder, where today’s delectable Cabernet was born, is located on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas range. This AVA has a climate that is cooler than the valley floor below. This climate and the more difficult (less fertile) volcanic mountain soil influence the flavors of the wines from this region. Best known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, Mt. Veeder vineyards produce grapes of exceptional character and intensity.
What the Winery Says
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Bill Hawley
- Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc
- 18 months in 40% new oak
- Case Production
- Only 150 cases produced