From their estate vineyard on Mt. Veeder peak, Lokoya's flagship is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and double 100 points. Wine Advocate calls this, “This wine has all that, then hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, fruit extraction, and layers of blackberry and blueberry fruit. It is full-bodied and opulent, but finishes with some structure and ripe tannin. This is a magnificent wine – full-throttle, extremely pure, and incredibly well-balanced."
Allocations were exceedingly limited and therefore there is a 3 bottle limit per customer.
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Lokoya Winery is a true jewel of the Napa Valley, and the benchmark producer of "mountain wines" in our book. From four mountain appellations they craft exquisite Cabernet Sauvignons, and to say that they are critically acclaimed is an understatement. The Wine Advocate has awarded the Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon no less than FIVE 100-point scores, a feat surpassed only by Schrader Winery. The wines are made by Napa Valley Superman Chris Carpenter, who can do no wrong, especially in 2014. "One of the top-of-the-charts, special, rare superstars of the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine scene is Lokoya. It's hard to believe that 2000 was the first vintage for winemaker Chris Carpenter working at Lokoya. He has had a succession of world-class, truly magnificent wines from different mountain sites in Napa." – Robert M. Parker, Jr. A 99-Point score is a curious thing, a 99+ even curiouser. It's another way for a reviewer to say, "I gave this 100 points last year." One thing's for certain: these are some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines made in the Napa Valley, and they belong in your cave.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with gregarious crème de cassis, wild blueberries and black raspberries with nuances of black tea, violets, aniseed, truffles and new leather plus wafts of charcuterie and chargrill. Full-bodied, very firm and very tightly wound at this youthful stage, the palate is absolutely packed with black fruit and earthy layers, finishing with epic persistence.
Unfortunately, there won’t be a 2017 due to the fires, but the perfect 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder should certain tide you over. This literally off-the-charts effort is a good as Cabernet Sauvignon gets, offering complex blueberry and blackberry fruits, violets, bay leaf, and forest floor aromas and flavors. It’s a big, structured mountain Cabernet, yet it has a seamless texture, incredible elegance paired with full-bodied power, building tannins, and a great, great finish. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and it will keep for 3+ decade.