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 Cuvée is crafted with mountain Malbec, Syrah and some of our favorite Cabernet Sauvignon blocks, resulting in a singular, distinctive expression of Mount Veeder. The Malbec brings notes of blueberry, black licorice and chocolate, while the Syrah and Cabernet feature red fruits alongside black currant and wild raspberry. A bit of oak spice, vanilla and clove wander in the background. The tannins here are soft and very approachable. The19 Block Mountain Cuvée is a wine built to enjoy right now, or explore it a bit further down the road as it gains even greater complexity. – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
The high altitudes of the Veeder Summit vineyard takes advantage of the cooling influences of the San Francisco Bay with cooler daytime temperatures than the valley floor and warmer nights as the cooler air sinks to the lower elevations A core of 19 blocks from the estate vineyard comprises this proprietary Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Each varietal in the blend has been matched to a specific vineyard block resulting in a wine that exemplifies the best expression of the Mount Veeder
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