We create a special Auction Lot blend each vintage that can be offered during charitable events to help raise funds for important community organizations. This blend of Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah has become one of our most popular Small Block Series wines.
At a Glance
taste + style
“We’ve long practiced the triple bottom line, balancing the need to produce wines sustainably, maintain a business over generations, and perform as a contributing member of our community. One very special way we do this is by creating a special Auction Lot blend each vintage that can be offered during charitable events to help raise funds for important community organizations. To our surprise, it has also become one of our most popular Small Block Series wines. Each vintage we strive to craft something gavel worthy. The continuing success we see with Malbec from Mount Veeder allows us to create this Cuvée led by Cabernet, balanced with wonderful Malbec and tasty Syrah, both showing the influence of Mount Veeder’s cooler climate. Distinctive aromas and flavors of mountain blackberries, dark cherry and creamy milk chocolate stand well alongside some oak spice and black currant. Round, full tannins suggest a wine that will age quite well, appropriate, we think, for an auction wine.” –Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
Located near the summit of Mt Veeder above both the fog and frost lines, the Veeder Summit Vineyard takes advantage of the cooling influences of the San Francisco Bay with cool afternoon breezes and warmer nights. Due to the unique microclimates, the vineyard is well suited for early ripening varietals.
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
Small Block Series
The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.