2019 Majuscule Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt. Veeder
Napa Valley, California
100% Cabernet Sauvignon comprised of clones 15 and 169 from the Wildcat Vineyard, located 1,800 feet up on Mount Veeder. The vineyard was planted with red Bordeaux varietals by Lisa Chu in the 1990s and produces rich, intense grapes with soft tannins. The vineyard's hilly topography, microclimates and long growing season make it challenging to farm, but the additional effort yields wines that are consistently elegant and memorable. Aged 18 months in French oak (50% new & 50% used once). Only 250 cases were made.
The lively and intense nose leads with a hint of fresh violets and dark fruits. On the palate, flavors of bright red cherries, blackberries and black currant are highlighted with subtle cranberry. With a full-bodied mouthfeel and moderate tannins, the flavors progressively include a subtle spice component with dark chocolate, pepper, licorice, and cedar.