2015 HALL Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
"Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder hits the ground running with energetic notions of freshly crushed black cherries, blackberries and cassis plus touches of cigar box, lilacs, mocha, fragrant soil and sassafras plus a waft of bay leaves. Full-bodied, concentrated and boldly fruited, it has a very firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long."
94-96 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is another blockbuster. Spring flowers, lavender, blueberries, black cherries, graphite and hints of leaf herbs all emerge from this terrific 2015 and it has lots of tannin, as well as lots of fruit."
93-95+ Points (Barrel) | Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
"It is another big time winner and capable of lasting 30 years, although it will be sexy when released."
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is another blockbuster. Spring flowers, lavender, blueberries, black cherries, graphite and hints of leaf herbs all emerge from this terrific 2015 and it has lots of tannin, as well as lots of fruit." - Jeb Dunnick
Created by uplift from seismic activity and movement of tectonic plates some 12 million years ago, Mount Veeder is derived from ancient sea beds. These sedimentary soils are infused with the decayed remnants of the forests native to the area, which leads to a distinctively dark berry and exotic, wild mountain character. Because of the rugged, steep terrain of this mountain appellation, the yields are inherently miniscule, with tiny berries bursting with concentrated and densely tannic structures.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||24 Months in 85% New French Oak|
|Vintage Notes||An unseasonably warm spring brought early bloom and bud break. Temperatures cooled in May causing grape shatter, which resulted in uneven fruit set and reduced an already low crop yield. In reaction, vineyard crews worked even more diligently during verasion thinning to maintain even ripening of the clusters. As a result of the growing conditions, attention to detail in the vineyards, plus a final pass through optical sorting equipment at the winery makes the quality of the vintage extremely high.|