International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(from rocky ash soil at an altitude of 2,500 feet): Good bright ruby. Very dark aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice, violet, dark chocolate and crushed rock. Densely packed, supple and tight; a bit inexpressive and medicinal today but with good harmonious acidity giving definition to the very primary flavors of black fruit and licorice. Finishes with serious tannins and a youthful toughness. Not at all a thick or sweet style, but this should reward five years of cellaring.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Muscular, with solid tannins and grip, appropriate for the appellation and sharing the dense mix of dried dark berry and fresh-turned earth that is true-to-form Mount Veeder Cabernet. Hands off. Best from 2015 through 2028. 419 cases made.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 10 bottles owned
- 7 collectors