2020 HALL Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Concentrated aromas of ripe, dark plum are underscored by hints of wild sage and subois. Plum notes carry through to the palate, and layer into soft, lush and opulent tannin. The finish boasts delicious, penetrating flavors of earth, black olive, and leather. This vintage of Mount Veeder is drinking beautifully now and will continue to evolve over the next 15-20 years.
Created by uplift from seismic activity and movement of tectonic plates some 12 million years ago, Mount Veeder is derived from ancient sea beds. These sedimentary soils are infused with the decayed remnants of the forests native to the area, which leads to a distinctively dark berry and exotic, wild mountain character. Because of the rugged, steep terrain of this mountain appellation, the yields are inherently miniscule, with tiny berries bursting with concentrated and densely tannic structures.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 75% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||Beller Estate Vineyard|
|Vintage Notes||The winter of 2020 was warm and dry, setting off bud break and the growing season slightly earlier than usual throughout Napa Valley. It wasn't until the end of March that cold, rainy weather arrived, and the mild spring gave the vines a strong, early start. Moderately warm days held through the summer and early fall, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly and develop complex flavor and tannin balance, while maintaining fresh acidity. This vintage produced great wines that are concentrated, focused, and beautifully balanced.|