Mount Veeder Winery

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 113


Mount Veeder Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced

Experience and share the intense, concentrated flavors of Mount Veeder with this Cabernet Sauvignon. The reputation and style of Mount Veeder Winery helped establish the appellation and broaden the understanding and appreciation of wines from mountain-grown fruit. This special selection of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was chosen from grapes grown in the thin and rugged soils found on our steep hillside vineyards at 1,500 feet of elevation. Our yields are low, typically 1.5 tons per acre, and produce dense, full-bodied wines. This wine will continue to age and develop in French oak until bottling for the lucky winner later this year.

Aging Process

While this vintage is still in barrel, past vintages have been aged for 24 months in 100% French and 100% barrels.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Janet Myers

Winemaker, Mount Veeder Winery

Winemaker, Janet Myers

Traveling a wine road wasn’t Janet Myers’ original path. In what now seems like another life, she gave up her pursuit of a doctorate in Biological Anthropology to move to London, where she worked in the restaurant industry. Living above a wine shop, she enjoyed sampling the wares of her downstairs neighbor and decided to learn about wine production. “When I realized that this was an industry that combined science and agriculture—which is my family’s background—I enrolled at UC Davis and haven’t looked back.”

The first harvest Janet worked was at the Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley. After graduating from UC Davis with a Master’s in Enology, Janet gave in to wanderlust. Wanting to connect to her roots by spending time in Italy (her mother’s ancestral home country), Janet turned to the Antinori winemaker in Italy, who immediately offered her a harvest internship at the Santa Cristina Estate in Chianti.

Country born: United States

Education: Masters in Enology from UC Davis

Internships at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa, Antinori in Chianti, and in Australia's Margaret River Region.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Janet's winemaking philosophy is ultimately to showcase and highlight the flavors and personality of the vineyard she's working with. Her goal is to let the fruit shine, to let the vineyard be what it wants to be - while balancing ripeness of fruit with age-worthiness, and richness of texture with finesse.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: This lot allows for discovery in our ever evolving understanding of mountain terroir and farming, and patience and care required for the rich, well-structured and deeply concentrated wine produced. Mount Veeder provides a fantastic opportunity to explore this varietal in a challenging and rewarding terroir; higher elevation, steep hills.


81 South 9th Street
Minneapolis  MN  55402


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