Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: 2003 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep saturated crimson color with a vivid purple hue. Currant, blackberry fruit, espresso bean and sweet carmel are framed by an earthy quality. Full and thick flavors of bright fruit are complimented by the fine grain tannins. An intense mountain wine that will benefit with cellaring.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


Back to O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery information