The vineyards' high elevation (1,500 - 1,600 feet) is one of the factors responsible for the high quality of the wines (vines stressed by altitude and lean, demanding soils tend to yield superior fruit). Idyllic growing conditions in 2012 - a dry winter, rainy spring and warm, dry summer and fall - also played a role. And then there was the expert winemaking, including keeping the wine in small oak barrels for 20 months. All of these factors contributed to make this a stunningly delicious wine, where hints of minty eucalyptus and sage add savory complexity to the rich base of berries and chocolaty mocha. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.Marguerite Thomas, Wine Review Online, February 2, 2016
Juicy in red-fruit tones yet supported by drying tannins, this is pleasurably perplexing, with a hint of mint on the nose. Full bodied, it finishes with tobacco and fig. Cellar through 2020.- V.B. CELLAR SELECTION, Wine Enthusiast, November 2015
Janet Meyers selects this reserve from estate vineyards that rise to 1,600 feet, with varied expositions and slopes. This blend is mostly cabernet sauvignon (91 percent), with small amounts of merlot, malbec and petit verdot. It's a pure Veeder expression of cabernet, as if you can feel the juiciness rising up and then tumbling down into the tannnins, foresty and earthy, rosy and dynamic. All that action occurs along a rich, supple texture, like jalapeño chocolate. Cellar this to allow is complexity to evolve.Wine & Spirits, October 2015
Dark, rich and deep with notes of mint, spice and blackberry; juicy with dense minerals, earth and density; long and balanced, intense and lush. 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot.Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, August-September 2015
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