For me, there are not a lot of wines that I have seen coming from the Mount Veeder AVA in Napa Valley. I do search for the Mount Veeder wines in restaurants. They have a Cabernet Sauvignon that consistently remains the same over various vintages.
Another winery I have blogged over time is Girard. I find that their wines are consistent and the prices are reasonably fair. For the most part, the tasting room staff in Yountville is friendly however, there have been a few times we did not feel welcome. We’ve canceled our membership, but the moral of the story is go and try them for yourselves. The wines are good so for that reason alone they are worth a visit.
I was in the mood for a Cabernet Sauvignon (yeah I know again…). I have not enjoyed a glass of Girard wine for some time, so I thought I would go and see what I had in my cellar. Once I saw the 2007 Girard Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon I knew this was the one.
Deep color depth. A purple hue and the meniscus was more garnet and the wine was very clear.
The Mount Veeder Cabernet was aromatic and smelled young. I noted vanilla, oak, blueberry, and blackberry.
This Cabernet was slightly dry and full-bodied with lively acidity. The tannins were medium on my mid-palate and slightly astringent but it was very flavorful. It was a complex mouthful of flavors with a medium finish.
How much: $75.00
Reading the back label it was noted the wine should cellar long. I would think the tannins would be more astringent than soft because those tannins to help age the bottle.
I rated the 2007 Girard Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon three glasses. Though I believe the wine would cellar well for many years but its ready now. For me, the Girard Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon compared a lot to the Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon. My next dinner meeting I will check the wine list for Girard too.
In Vino Veritas!