BEHIND THE VINES: Mt. Veeder & Lynne’s Vineyard
a deeper look at the 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 produced richly intense, age-worthy wines since the 1860s.
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 2019 Mi Sueño Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, which received 96 points and Double Gold at the 2023 Sunset International Wine Competition.
Mi Sueño’s Lynne’s Vineyard is situated on a sunny 6.5 acres of hillside rocky, red loam on the landmark Redwood Road.
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.
The 2019 growing season started out with copious rainfall. The long, warm summer saw few extreme heat waves, and the foggy mornings set the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long mild late summer helped preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture created yet another amazing vintage.
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