2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 3L

$250

 Deep cherry, black plum, and caramel with hints of dried sage and cedar. Ripe blackberry and cherry preserves framed by mocha and baking spices. Layers of abundant fruit, dried herbs, and sweet oak. Seamless, integrated tannins create a rich structure and reflect a mountain personality.

Blend

94% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Malbec
3% Merlot

Aromas

Deep Cherry
Black Plum
Caramel
Dried Sage
Cedar

Tasting Notes

Ripe Blackberry
Cherry Preserves
Mocha
Baking Spices
Dried Herbs
Sweet Oak

In the foreground, our Cabernet Sauvignon vines. In the background the top of Mount Veeder rises above the vines.

The Winery Ranch is where it all began. The winery’s founders, the Bernsteins, made their home in an old Civil War-era cabin built on the original Winery Ranch where the pioneering couple planted their first vines. Today, the Winery Ranch is being re-terraced and given new life with high-density plantings of the finest Bordeaux clones, carefully selected for this ruggedly challenging environment.

Awards & Accolades

James Suckling
Plenty of blueberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied with round, fresh tannins. Lots of blue fruit and walnuts. Then crushed stones with the fruit at the finish. Flavorful, yet not overdone. Give this four or five years to come around. Try after 2025.
JamesSuckling.com
Wine Spectator
Solid, with a loamy edge guiding the core of warmed cassis and plum reduction flavors along. Subtle sweet bay leaf, apple wood and anise notes fill in on the finish. Drink now through 2032. 59,400 cases made.
J.M. - Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate
A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color. The nose absolutely sings of warm blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries plus fragrant suggestions of chocolate box, lilacs and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with energetic, crunchy black fruit flavors, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. What a bargain price for this classic Napa Cab beauty!
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate, November 5, 2020
The Tasting Panel
This powerful and dark yet youthful red is full-bodied and concentrated with black fruit, underbrush, and tobacco-laden cedar. Sturdy, dusty tannins are wound tightly around notes of pencil shavings and plum skin.
The Tasting Panel, January/February 2021
Decanter
Mount Veeder offers a higher level of consistency and relative value across an impressive array of price points than other Napa mountain appellations. At the lower end of this spectrum, Mount Veeder winery has made a complete and multifaceted example of this unique Napa subregion. Blue fruited, herbal and rustic on the nose with a direct, to-the-point texture, finishing with a typical, Mount Veeder brambly-edge. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec.
Matthew Luczy - Decanter, October 15, 2020
Jeb Dennuck
Another outstanding wine from this estate, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of spiced plums, blackcurrants, new leather, incense, and tobacco. It's nicely textured, has a balanced, layered mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and, I suspect, the class to evolve nicely for 10-12 years.
Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com, January 27, 2021