2009 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2009 Mt. Veeder is a serious wine with an opaque purple blue color. Perfumed aromas of blueberry pie, blackberry, licorice, crème brulee, smoked meats, iodine and brown sugar jump out of the glass. On the palate dark, dense berry flavors, black cherry syrup intermixed with tar and smoke make for a compelling taste that lingers in the mouth for several minutes. Muscular but with restrained elegance it carries the O'Shaughnessy trademark of balance and power.

2009 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $145.00
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2009 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L $335.00
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Varietal composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Howell Mountain
Release date September 2012
Alcohol 14.8%
Type of oak French
Production 750 Cases
Months in oak 23

(95 Points) The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is impeccable from start to finish. It shows marvelous detail and completeness in its perfumed red berries, mint, flowers and licorice. Tar, ash and a host of other darker nuances add considerable complexity. This is a marvelous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.

This is a thrilling set of wines from the gregarious Betty O’Shaughnessy and her winemaker Sean Capiaux. The Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon includes a host of other varieties, while the Mt. Veeder bottling is 100% Cabernet. Both wines spend 20 months in French oak barrels and are bottled without fining or filtration. - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate December 2011