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Mount Veeder

USA, Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, The Hess Collection, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California, 2014

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Red blend of 81% cabernet sauvignon,16% malbec, and 3% petite verdot C/ Squid inky bloody beet juice. Impressive – and I can’t explain how a color can be this, but it is seductive. N/ The smell of freshly printed money – i.e. big wafts of oak. Big ones. Barrel room dampness at it most alluring. […]

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WineMaker Spotlight, Winemakers, Janet Myers, Franciscan Estates and Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley, California

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Janet Myers presides over two venerable wine houses: Franciscan Estates and Mount Veeder Winery. I’ve been a fan of Franciscan wines for many years now, but have not had the chance to try Mount Veeder (although their reputation is stellar). A few weeks ago I visited Franciscan again and sampled Janet’s sauvignon blanc (fresh hay […]

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