Evidence - of the matter - 2018 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2018 Vintage will go down as one of the very best vintages in the last few decades. Almost perfect, actually. Budbreak came a tad late, as the Spring was very cool, and the growing season was mild and uneventful, with no weather drama or fire fears.
Inky, extracted and dark wines were produced and benefited from an extremely long ripening season, with cold nights and hot days, pushing this vineyard's harvest until October 16th. Big structure and bold nuances mark this vintage as a big winner.
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Very important points to know ...
We can only ship where it is legal to do so and only to people aged 21 or above. Our Shipping Partner will require you to present identification in order to confirm your identity and legal age.
An adult signature is always required to receive wine shipments. For this reason it is often easier to ship to a business address. We strongly recommend shipping to a business address whenever possible.
Please ensure that your shipping address is complete and correct. In the event that a shipper returns wine to us as undeliverable, we must hold you responsible for all related shipping charges!
Shipping wine is not like shipping paperback books. Wine is perishable, heavy, the bottles are breakable and thedeliveries require an adult signature. Protective shipping materials are required, and a single 750ml bottle weighs four pounds. We are always on the lookout for better ways of transporting wine, but meantime, please understand that proper packaging and shipping is a worthwhile investment to protect your purchase.
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We usually ship your wine to you via UPS Ground or 2-Day Delivery.
Wine can be damaged if exposed to temperatures of 85°F or above. For that reason we normally do not ship Ground when the temperature is predicted to be at or above 85°F at our location, your location or en route between the two. Temperatures below freezing can also affect wine and we exercise caution in those conditions also.
Worth repeating: Whatever shipping method is used, it is especially important that an adult be present to sign for receipt of the wine at the time of delivery. Otherwise the wine stays on the truck (or worse, gets returned to us!) thereby exposing it to the elements and the possibility of damage to the wine.
Our online Shipping Calculator only 'plays nicely' with quantities of up to 2 Cases (or 24 Bottles), for Ground or 2-Day Shipping. Pricing and the choice of shipment method will be available for your selection during the Checkout process.
We're very sorry, but it's currently not legal for us to ship directly to several states due to regulations. Currently, we CANNOT ship to: KY, MS or UT. (For more backstory on interstate shipping regulations, visit Freethegrapes.org.)
“A big mountain wine with high minerality, silky tannins and bold structure.
Full frontal Black fruit and Blue fruit undertones are encapsulated within a moist, earthy, redwood forest influence in the mid-pallet, that slips down through a long and polished finish, with a lasting creamy mouthfeel.
Wonderfully agile and integrated herbaceousness. Surprisingly approachable for a young BIG wine!
Mountain fruit grown at a 1600' elevation on the slopes of Mt. Veeder.
Fruit sourced from Bruadair Vineyard
Brix 24.8, pH - 3.80, TA 6.3 at bottling
84% Cabernet Sauvignon/ Co-fermented with 16% Malbec