2010 Mount Veeder Reserve Napa Valley
Appearance: Dark Garnet
Aromas: Intense and complex. Layers of dark plum, black cherry, tobacco, and subtle oak, finishing with hints of graphite, bay, and sage.
Flavors: Balanced and mouthfilling, this wine is bursting with flavors of forest berries, cassis, and rich baking spices. Subtle layers of bay, sweet herbs, violets, and black peppercorn meld with the supple and broad tannins that linger on the finish.
A Mount Veeder harvest is a zen-like art of moving across a three-dimensional chessboard. Take the uphill side of the vine only, or the downhill side, or just the north, south, east, or west section. We pick only what’s ready and at peak flavor and ripeness. It’s a complex endeavor, and needs to be carved with precision, matching areas of the block that are at the same level of ripeness, and leaving other areas to mature another week or more.
- Janet Myers