One important anchor of a triple bottom line approach to business is the desire to sustain and enhance our community, which is, after all, not only where we work, but where we live as well. One very special way we do this is to create each year a special Auction Lot blend of a red wine that can be offered in support of charitable events. We give it extra care, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that this wine has also become a favorite of the Small Block series. It’s truly gavel worthy, and this year’s blend features some of our most prized blocks of Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, touched off with Syrah and Merlot. You’ll find the expected and very distinctive aromas and flavors of mountain blackberries, dark cherry and creamy milk chocolate, accented by toasty oak spice and hints of black currant. Malbec is gaining ever more attention here on Mount Veeder, and fruit from this vintage is among the very best we’ve ever enjoyed. Well balanced, rich and full tannins suggest the wine will continue to evolve and age for another 15 years or more, well positioned for a collectible auction wine.
-Dave Guffy, Winemaker