Resembling a giant staircase, Mount Veeder's vines are planted on wide terraces of earth cut into steep slopes. At elevations of 1,000 to 1,600 feet, the microclimate is very different from the Napa Valley floor. Above the fog bank, exposed to the gentle morning sun and protected from the afternoon heat by the surrounding mountains, grapes on these vines ripen slowly and evenly. And in autumn, the mountain's cool days and warm nights mean extra hang time.
Vibrant and concentrated aromas, showing lush layers of blueberry, black cherry, bay, and ripe plum. Subtle earthy and smoky notes add complexity, along with hints of anise, rosemary and violets.The dense, rich entry shows a melange of ripe dark berries, plum and savory spice. Powerful and layered, the robust body and velvety texture highlight the dense, integrated structure. Abundant dark forest berry, cherry, cocoa, and bay linger on the finish.