Explore Selections from Mount Veeder Winery

Curated by Will Blackmon, Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker

Why Will loves Mount Veeder Winery

The mountainside landscape of this vineyard forces the vines of Mount Veeder Winery to struggle, giving its wines concentrated fruit flavors and immense depth. Planted on a slope with terraced vineyards, the vines also benefit from the mountain’s high altitudes, permitting warm days and cool nights, which ripens the fruit at just the right pace.

2017 Mount Veeder Reserve Red Blend Napa Valley

2017 RESERVE RED BLEND

Blend

88% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Malbec
6% Merlot

Aromas

Dark Cherry
Brambly Berry
Dried Bay Leaf
Anise
Toasty Oak
Clove
Black Pepper

Tasting Notes

Dark Cassis
Black Cherry
Bay
Sweet Vanilla
Cedar
Plum
Sage

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About Will Blackmon

Over the course of 12 seasons in the NFL, Will Blackmon played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, with whom he won Super Bowl 46, and the Jacksonville Jaguars before finishing his career with the Washington Football Team.

During his time playing football, Will discovered and nurtured a passion for wine, which led him to pursue a formal education via the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), completing level 2 and level 3 certification, as well as the entrance exam to the Court of Master Sommeliers. Will is now widely known as the “NFL Wine Guy.” His VIP Wine Concierge, The WINE MVP, functions as a way to educate, make wine more approachable, and empower those looking to learn more about wine. All of this presented with the idea in mind that when it comes to fine wine, everyone can be an “MVP”.

In 2020, Will was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in the United States. He has also been featured in USA Today, Wine Spectator, & VinePair to name a few.