Evidence - of the matter - 2016 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Our inaugural vintage from the Bruadair Vineyard (formerly the Konrad Vineyard), this 2016 Cabernet boasts the rich results of a hot, long ripening season and vintage. Co-fermented with a small amount of Malbec, also grown in this vineyard, this Mountain Cab displays a subtle Blue fruit forwardness, with a strong Black fruit back end. Highly structured but very approachable for a young, bold mountain wine.
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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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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.)
"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