Winemaker selections from 19 favorite blocks in our Veeder Summit vineyard, at elevations ranging from 1,300 to 2,000 feet, form the backbone for our mountain cuvée. Steep slopes and volcanic soils laced with clay give vines a challenge, producing tiny, intensely flavored berries.
“This wine has become one of the great favorites among our employees and collectors – a beautiful and bold blend that highlights how Malbec can wrap itself seductively around Cabernet and create a luscious and complete wine. 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. Espresso notes co-mingle with cassis and candied violets on the nose, while flavors of wild blackberries and nutmeg entertain the palate. Plush and lingering in its finish, this wine has great structure that is enjoyable upon release and will only get better with age.”
– Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking