Our Mountain Cuvée is crafted with Malbec, Syrah and some of our favorite Cabernet Sauvignon blocks, resulting in a singular, distinctive expression of Mount Veeder. This wine can be enjoyed right now or a bit further down the road as it gains even greater complexity.
At a Glance
Taste + Style
This wine has become one of the great favorites among our employees and
collectors – this blend is led by Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, both
easily recognizable for bold, juicy black fruit flavors and aromas of
blackberries and wild mountain blueberries. Malbec has become my
go-to blending variety and when it grows on Mount Veeder it sings. This
vintage is rich and ripe upon entry with juicy tannins supported by
a nice core of acidity. Careful aging in new French oak presents
vanilla, oak spice and hints of clove and cinnamon layered through
a plush, lingering finish.”
– Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
There are certain special blocks within our Mount Veeder estate vineyards
that produce fruit which showcase the art of winemaking at elevation.
Mount Veeder is Napa’s coolest and wettest mountain growing region,
resulting in extended harvest dates, allowing fruit to ripen in an
almost leisurely journey to your glass.
Food + Wine Pairing
“The layers of flavor in this wine pair well with complex foods, including braised or grilled meats like lamb, pork or duck; spring or sweet onions; earthy flavors such as mushrooms, eggplant and fennel; harder cheeses with salt crystals such as Bravo Farms Silver Mountain or Beecher’s Flagship Reserve.” – Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef