Varietal Composition: 88 Cabernet Sauvignon, 11 Merlot, 1 Malbec
Appellation: Mount Veeder/Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 18 months in French oak, 80 percent new & 20 percent 2nd year. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
95 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder comes from a vineyard once owned by the late Robin Williams called Pym Rae (now owned by the Tesseron family from Bordeaux) that sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet. Blueberry, blackberry and cassis are all present in this full-bodied wine that displays the high-elevation bluer fruits that Mt. Veeder can provide. There is a floweriness and full-bodied richness, big extract, but great balance and no rusticity. This beauty should drink well for at least 25-30 years."
93+ Points - Vinous Media
"Intense mountain tannins give the 2014 much of its personality. Smoke, cured meats, licorice and spices fill out the wine's frame effortlessly. This is an especially huge, dramatic Cabernet Sauvignon, especially within the context of the year. A surge of black cherry, smoke and chocolate leaves a lasting impression."