2019 Pulido Walker 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
The 2019 Napa Valley vintage is proving promisingly similar to the vaunted 2016 growing season. Both began with considerable rainfall and saw few weather extremes during a long, mild summer, and were remarkable for being largely unremarkable. Both produced beautifully structured wines.
Thomas Rivers Brown
French Oak; 85% New
Mt. Veeder Estate Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
750 ml Bottle
A bigger, richer, more structured wine, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Estate Vineyard has brilliant black fruits, tobacco, iron, and subtle smoke-like nuances in a full-bodied, concentrated, layered package. This is pure Mountain Cabernet genius, and while it's far from unapproachable today, it will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age. It's up with the crème de la crème of the vintage and should be snatched up by readers.