2013 Watermark Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Mt. Veeder
Working with intensely concentrated mountain fruit is Phil's forté, and the Wildcat Vineyard on Mount Veeder played right into his hands in the great 2013 vintage. This wine is what we like to call the Ferrari V8 in a Fiat frame." This is a Cabernet of absolutely first-growth quality, hiding in plain sight, and underpriced by about 50%. A little more reserved than the Napa wine, this has notes of bay leaf and mountain garrigue, wet stone, and blackcurrant juice with such a young, vibrant personality. This wine will really shine with at least 10-15 years in the cellar. Also just a phenomenal value! "