BEHIND THE VINES: Mt. Veeder & Lynne’s Vineyard
THE VINEYARD SERIES – a deeper look at the AVAs and vineyards of Mi Sueño
Mount Veeder is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in the southwest hills of California’s most famous wine region, Napa Valley. West of Napa and Yountville, Mount Veeder has been producing richly intense, age-worthy wines since the 1860’s.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant variety planted here. The unique climate of this picturesque is a result of its hillside being the only appellation in the Valley that benefits from the cooling influence of the San Pablo bay from its proximity to its neighboring bayside appellation, Carneros.
Formed from an island of ancient seabed and surrounded by the similar volcanic soils and rocks found in the rest of the Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder’s soil produces some of the lowest fruit yields in the Valley after its long growing season.
However, the resulting red wines produced from the fruit grown here carry spicy, floral, red berry notes with a distinct minerality ~ like our 2018 Lynne’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mi Sueño’s Lynne’s Vineyard is situated on a sunny 6.5 acres of hillside rocky, red loam on the landmark Redwood Road. Nearby are other celebrated wineries and their vineyards like the HESS Collection and Alpha Omega.
According to Rolando, _________________________________. Named for _________, this vineyard was chosen for Cabernet Sauvignon because of________________ and_______________. The soil is _____________ and cool, hillside breezes in the evening and early mornings keep the temperatures lower than further down the valley. This is especially helpful during the early mornings of the harvest season when nighttime harvesting is common. The grapes arrive at the winery still cool from the vineyard, producing a cabernet sauvignon of rare expressiveness, and full of the concentrated flavors that are a hallmark of Mi Sueño’s wines.
When asked how these unique growing conditions and varied soils come through in a bottle of Lynne’s Vineyard Cabernet, Rolando says, “___________________. This wine is special to me because________________.”
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For a limited time, order 3+ bottles of our 2018 Lynne’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and shipping is included. Use the code VEEDER at checkout. Offer expires 9/30.