Wine Spectator Rates our 2015 Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet 92 points:: A polished and lush version, with boysenberry and blueberry reduction notes forming the core of flavors, while licorice snap and fruitcake hints fill in. Features a roasted apple wood backdrop, though the fruit easily takes center stage through the rich finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 445 cases made.—J.M.
Wine Spectator Rates our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc 92 points:: Smooth and rich with notes of lemon curd and meringue, spice and lanolin complementing the creamy core of candied citrus flavors. The smooth texture is vibrant, showing mouthwatering acidity that imparts freshness and focus. Floral and beeswax accents linger on the finish. Drink now.–MW
Wine Spectator Rates Our 2012 Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet 93 points: A classically styled Cabernet that’s firm in structure and taut in focus and flavor, with a direct core of gravel and a cedary oak—scented mix of dark berry, licorice and savory herb. Ends with dry, gripping tannins but also dense fruit and oak flavors. Drink now through 2028. 400 cases made. –JL
Wine Spectator Rates Our 2012 Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet 92 points: Combines a rugged exterior of crushed rock, savory herb and cedar oak with a measure of rugged finesse, easing into espresso and cigar box notes. Long and persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2024. – J.L.
Wine Spectator Rates Our 2012 Mt. Veeder Estate Merlot 91 points: Plush and focused, with a refined structure. Aromas of floral red currant and spiced cinnamon lead to flavors of black cheery, spice, and herb. Drink now through 2021. 120 cases made. –TF
American Fine Wine Competition 2016: Awarded the best Merlot out of the 28+ high-end Merlots invited to participate.
Wine Spectator Rates Our 2010 Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet 93 points: Pure, rich and velvety, offering tiers of mocha-laced oak, red berry and blackberry, with touches of espresso, anise and cedar, ending with a long, persistent finish that echoes the key flavors. Drink now through 2026.—J.L.
Wine Spectator Rates Our 2010 Estate Mt. Veeder Merlot 93 points: Rich and supple, with currant and vanilla aromas and ripe but layered black cherry, mocha and minerally herb flavors, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 125 cases made. –TF
Piedmont Post Names Our 2009 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon a Standout Wine Poured at the Mt. Veeder AVA’s Spring Tasting: In a May 15, 2013 article entitled “The Mount Veeder Magic,” Piedmont Post named our 2009 Cabernet as a standout wine, describing it as “firm, ripe and complex, with vivid currant and black cherry fruit that’s well defined, structured and supported by firm, integrated tannins. This wine will benefit from aging and should keep well for two decades. An intriguing back label illustrates visually the wine’s background and production.
You can now order and enjoy our Wine at The French Laundry in Yountville Brix in Oakville; Rutherford Grill in Rutherford; Press in St. Helena; Farm at The Carneros Inn; Hillstone, Balboa Cafe, Bourbon Steak and Prospect in San Francisco; Picco in Larkspur; Pelago Restaurant in Chicago, and Vie in Julie’s hometown – Western Springs, IL!: We are pleased to share that our wine is now included on the elite and fabulous Wine Lists at these incredible Napa Valley, San Francisco, Marin, and Chicagoland restaurants. Cheers!