2018 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Every Mount Veeder harvest is like 3-dimensional chess, moving from uphill side to downhill, testing the cardinal directions, and bringing home only the best. This mates 82% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. The opening gambit is all warm blackcurrants and mulberries on a bed of lilacs. Full-bodied, beautifully textured, with round, fresh tannins, this flavorful gem could use a quick decant now, but it’ll be check mate in 2023.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Niki Williams
20 months
Oak Treatment:
Oak barrels
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 3% Merlot
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Plenty of blueberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with round, fresh tannins. Lot of blue fruit and walnuts. Then crushed stones with the fruit at the finish. Flavorful, yet not overdone.


Wine Spectator

Solid, with a loamy edge guiding the core of warmed cassis and plum reduction flavors along. Subtle sweet bay leaf, apple wood and anise notes fill in on the finish. Drink now through 2032.


Wine Advocate

A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color. The nose absolutely sings of warm blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries plus fragrant suggestions of chocolate box, lilacs and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with energetic, crunchy black fruit flavors, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. What a bargain price for this classic Napa Cab beauty!



Mount Veeder offers a higher level of consistency and relative value across an impressive array of price points than other Napa mountain appellations. At the lower end of this spectrum, Mount Veeder winery has made a complete and multifaceted example of this unique Napa subregion. Blue fruited, herbal and rustic on the nose with a direct, to-the-point texture, finishing with a typical, Mount Veeder brambly-edge. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec. Drinking Window 2023 - 2031.


Jeb Dunnuck

Another outstanding wine from this estate, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of spiced plums, blackcurrants, new leather, incense, and tobacco. It's nicely textured, has a balanced, layered mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and, I suspect, the class to evolve nicely for 10-12 years.