Anthem Winery And Vineyards

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 184
Vintage

2014

Anthem Winery And Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Anthem’s inaugural PNV lot, showcased by owners Justin and Julie Arbuckle
  • Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon selected from our favorite barrels of the vintage, aged in 100% French oak
  • Winemaker Jeff Ames crafted this tremendous wine to capture the terroir of our Mount Veeder estate
  • Made from small-lot, hand-picked grapes using whole-berry fermentation, unfiltered and unfined

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine showcases the tremendous hillside terroir of Anthem’s Mt. Veeder estate and was carefully selected from Anthem's favorite barrels of the 2014 vintage. This ultra-premium benchmark Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon was grown at 400 feet on a sunny bench overlooking Napa Valley. It was hand-picked, whole-berry fermented and crafted into an exquisite, blockbuster Cabernet Sauvignon by renowned winemaker Jeff Ames. Aged in 100% French oak, it was bottled unfined and unfiltered exhibiting Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon at its best.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Jeff Ames

Winemaker, Anthem Winery And Vineyards

Winemaker, Jeff Ames

Jeff Ames makes ultra-premium wines with true character that leave a mark and that people go back to. Winemaking has, and always will be, Jeff's true passion. His relentless energy and commitment to perfection is evident in each and every one of the wines he produces. Jeff is, like most of us, a wine geek at heart, someone who loves to crack open a bottle, taste, and share his passion with others.

Country born: Germany

Education: Jeff was born in Germany, but had a thoroughly Southern upbringing, spending most of his childhood in Memphis, and moving to Mobile, Alabama to attend high school. After high school, Jeff went to the University of Alabama, receiving a B.A. in History, with the idea of eventually attaining his law degree. But it quickly became clear to Jeff that law was not his calling, and he returned to Tennessee and began work on his Masters in Education at the University of Memphis.

Shortly before completing his Masters, Jeff took a job selling wine to earn extra money. Wine immediately captivated him, and, without a second thought, Jeff sent off many applications for harvest positions to wineries all over Oregon and California, landing his first winemaking job working harvest at Rex Hill in 1998. What was supposed to be a short hiatus from his Masters program quickly became a career and a consuming passion. Jeff moved to the Napa Valley in 1999, and began to learn every aspect of the wine industry. In 2001, Jeff began working as assistant winemaker under Thomas Brown on projects including Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, and Tor. Since 2003, Jeff has been the head winemaker for Tor and his own wine brand, Rudius, as well as for a few other acclaimed boutique wineries. Always looking for unique opportunities to work with ultra-premium fruit and to make the best wines possible, Jeff became the Anthem Winery's winemaker in early 2009.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Jeff's winemaking philosophy is to let the vineyards fully express themselves and to completely utilize the best qualities of the fruit in a particular vintage. Jeff is a perfectionist when it comes to quality. He makes wines from some of Napa Valley's most impressive vineyards, and himself walked and selected to make Cabernet from our vineyard, and the other vineyards from which Anthem sources fruit.

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2482 West El Camino Real
Mountain View  CA  94040
650-917-8080

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Swanson Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 21
Anthem Winery And Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 20
Hestan Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Selection 20
Newton Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Block 203 20
Perliss Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga The Ravens, Amphora 20
Rubissow 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Hawkwind 20
Hestan Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stephanie "Bravura" 17
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