Evidence - of the matter - 2016 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Though still a young wine (bottled Mid-August 2018), our newest Cab is finally ready for dinner.
This is a wine that will age gracefully for at least 20 years.
Question is: Do you really want to wait that long?
We hope you enjoy it.
"The tannic backbone of this mountain fruit Cabernet Sauvignon paves the way to an opulent, smooth, complex and silky structure. Black fruit, co-piloted with blue fruit subtleties, drives aromatic layers that hark to the dusty soil influence from which it was born. A spicy funnel cloud of cardamom, licorice, nutmeg, chocolate-covered cherries and Crème Brulee’ emanates from atop the glass, while the savory base of earth, wood, tobacco and high minerality remains concentrated, and comfortably nestled behind. The longer this wine is in the glass, the more it evolves and explodes with mouth watering aromas."
Mountain fruit grown at a 1600' elevation on the slopes of Mt. Veeder.
Harvested 9-26-16 Fruit sourced from Bruadair Vineyard
Brix 24.7, pH - 3.70, TA .65 at bottling 92% Cabernet Sauvignon/ Co-fermented with 8% Malbec
100% French Oak, 80% new Cooperage: Seguin Moreau ~ Medium+ Toast Trust ~ Medium+ Toast
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, visitFreethegrapes.org.)
Shipping wine is not like shipping paperback books. Wine is perishable, heavy, the bottles are breakable and the deliveries 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.
We usually ship your wine to you UPS Ground or 2-Day Delivery.
We may hold shipments if weather conditions are unsuitable. Please see below.
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.
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.
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, thereby exposing it to the elements and the possibility of damage to the wine.