2004 Mayacamas Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder

2004 Mayacamas Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder

5/22/2021, 10:09:28 AM
2004 Mayacamas Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder (93 pts) @mayacamaswine 路 鈩癸笍 This wine is from the Mt. Veeder appellation in Napa Valley, California. Mt. Veeder has the longest growing season and lowest yields in Napa. Mt. Veeder was a raised seabed in the Mayacamas Mountain range, but it is also a dormant volcano. There is a mix of seabed soils and volcanic soils. The terrain is steep slopes with vines are planted at 1800-2400 ft. The grapes are hand-harvested early to preserve acidity. Fermented in a combination of concrete vat and stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in a variety of large format neutral oak tanks for two years. Then an additional year in used barrels路 馃憗 Deep ruby color路 馃憙 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant, black cherry, lead pencil, tobacco, dried lavender, sage, violets, and leather路 馃憚 The wine is dry, high acidity, medium+ ripe tannins, medium+ alcohol (13.75%), and medium+ body. The acidity cuts through the palate, making it quite fresh. A medium+ length finish of blackberry, lavender, and sage路 馃敂 This wine is still a baby at 11 years beyond the current release vintage. The wine is just starting to unwind. Pristine fruit quality with some good development of dried herbs and tobacco. The acidity is the backbone of this wine, and this has decades of life ahead of it. Super enjoyable now, but this could improve further with additional cellaring. Love that the fractions for the alcohol by volume is grandfathered in. Beautiful wine in a style that is rarely made today in Napa路 #vin #lovewine #馃嵎 #wineterroir #wine #cabernetsauvignon #napa #napavalley #mtveeder #mayacamas

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