2018 HALL Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is a barrel sample blended of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Opaque purple-black colored, it is a little broody to begin with black earth, tar and truffles scents giving way to a core of baked black currants, black cherry compote and blackberry preserves plus hints of cigars, sautéed herbs and iron ore. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, the palate is packed with earth-laced black fruits, finishing long and mineral laced."
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||85% Cabernet SAuvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 85% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||Beller Estate Vineyard & Grower Partners|
|Vintage Notes||This near perfect growing season began in late February. Our Spring weather was mild, and allowed for extended flowering that produced very uniform grape clusters. Temperatures throughout Napa remained steady and warm during the majority of summer and fall, without any heat spikes, making for a long and unhurried harvest. The resulting wines are incredibly smooth and polished, with magnificent texture and color.|