Taste of Mount Veeder Wines Scores – Thursday 18-April-2019

Rarely do I ever get to taste almost all wines from an event but this one I did (I missed tasting only two).  Yes, it was a small event but that didn’t make it less important.  I was delighted to taste the best of Mount Veeder and to taste an array of wines from Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Mondeuse and Cabernet Sauvignon and more.

Mount Veeder is Napa fruit but a higher elevation.  It is one of the last of the sub-AVAs to harvest on a yearly basis and is volcanic soil.  While this AVA is in the same county as all Napa AVAs it is producing wines that are not valley floor fruit.  The wines are consistently and noticeably enticing with a variation of both red and white wines.  Wines of great finesse and elegance.

This list like all of my lists are in alphabetical order and the first doesn’t not represent the best wine merely to the be the first in this list.  The scores reflect the excellence in the wines presented at this event.  I appreciated the variation not just in variety but also vintage.  A lovely tasting.

  1. Anthem Mount Veeder Merlot 2015 – 93 Points – $75/bottle
  2. Anthem Mount Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 94 Points – $110/Bottle
  3. Brandlin Mount Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – 93 Points – $75/Bottle
  4. Brandlin Mount Veeder Brandline Estate Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Wine 2015 – 94 Points – $110/bottle
  5. Fontanella Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – 93 Points – $62/bottle
  6. Fontanella Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 93 Points – $68/bottle
  7. Hess Collection Mount Veeder Small Block Series Estate Chardonnay – 2017 – 94 Points – $55/bottle
  8. Hess Collection Mount Veeder 19 Block Mountain Cuvée 2015 – 93 Points – $60/bottle
  9. Hess Collection Mount Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – 93 Points – $75/bottle
  10. Kukeri Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – 94 Points – $105/bottle
  11. Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Tribidrag 2014 – 93 Points – $45/bottle
  12. Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Mondeause 2015 – 93 Points – $45/bottle
  13. Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Syrah 2015 – 94 Points – $48/bottle
  14. Lampyridae Vineyards Mount Veeder Grenache 2017 – 93 Points – $50/bottle
  15. Lampyridae Vineyards Mount Veeder Communication Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 94 Points $85/bottle
  16. Marketta Mount Veeder Reserve Chardonnay 2012 – 93 Points – $52/bottle
  17. Marketta Mount Veeder  Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 93 Points – $78/bottle
  18. Marketta Mount Veeder Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 – 94 Points – $125/bottle
  19. Mayacamas Mount Veeder Chardonnay 2017 93 Points – $50/bottle
  20. Mithra Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 94 Points – $190/bottle
  21. Mount Veeder Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – 93 Points
  22. Mount Veeder Mount Veeder Reserve Red Blend 2015 – 93 Points – $100/bottle
  23. Mount Veeder Mount Veeder Rosenquist Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – 94 Points $100/bottle
  24. Random Ridge Mount Veeder Fortunata Sangiovese 2016 – 93 Points – $50/bottle
  25. Random Ridge Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – 93 Points – $60/bottle
  26. Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – 94 Points – $90/bottle
  27. Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 94 Points – $105/bottle
  28. Sky Vineyards Mount Veeder Rosé 2018 – 91 Points $25/bottle
  29. Sky Vineyards Mount Veeder Syrah 2014 – 93 Points $30/bottle
  30. Sky Vineyards Mount Veeder Zinfandel 2014 – 92 Points$42/bottle
  31. VGS Chateau Potelle Mount Veeder VGS Chardonnay 2017 – 94 Points – $60/bottle
  32. VGS Chateau Potelle Mount Veeder VGS Zinfandel 2016 – 92 Points – $75/bottle
  33. VGS Chateau Potelle Mount Veeder VGS Syrah 2016 – 93 Points – $100/bottle
  34. VGS Chateau Potelle Mount Veeder VGS Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 Points – $125/bottle
  35. Vinoce Mount Veeder Cabernet Franc 2013 – 93 Points – $80/bottle
  36. Vinoce Mount Veeder Cabernet Franc 2014 – 93 Points – $75/bottle
  37. Vinoce Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 93 Points – $100/bottle
  38. Vinoce Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – 94 Points – $100/bottle

More information about the Mount Veeder appellation can be found here.

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