2010 Mt. Veeder District Reserve Cabernets
California: Napa Valley: Mt. Veeder
Dark, inky scarlet at its heart, lightening to a rustic, hazy ruby fringe.
A robust balance of fruit, earth, and spice, with stewed dark plum and blackberry, tobacco, fresh forest floor, sandalwood, dark chocolate, black pepper, and clove.
Elegant and refined on the palate, with fruit and earth presented on equal footing. Black cherry, black currant, and braised boysenberry are laid overtop dark chocolate-covered espresso bean, sweet tobacco leaf, cedarwood cigar box, saddle leather, toasted dark spices, and a touch of pomegranate black tea.
Classic, rich, and concentrated, the long and lasting finish is highlighted by plenty of grippy tannins and lush notes of dark, stewed fruit that slowly give way to lingering hints of earth.
Lamb chops with garlic and rosemary, then grilled to perfection.
What the Winery Says
- Bill Hawley
- Mount Veeder District, Napa Valley
- Varietal Blend
- 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc
- Only 8 barrels