Mount Veeder Winery

2016 Caberent Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 83
Vintage

2016

Mount Veeder Winery

Caberent Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Blend composition is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 6% Malbec
  • The wine is 100% estate grown Mount Veeder fruit, sourced from Rosenquist and North ranches
  • Sourced from the highest elevation blocks within our ranches
  • Winemaker Janet Myers refers to the blend as “a beautiful trilogy from an excellent vintage”

Within this blend, each variety adds a unique and special element. The Cabernet Sauvignon is big-bodied with deep concentration and dark cassis fruit, showing hallmark bay notes; the Merlot was particularly nice in 2016 with full structure, fine tannins and plum fruit with complex hints of dark anise and black pepper; the Malbec is perfumed with beautiful blueberry fruit and a velvet mouthfeel. It is a beautiful trilogy from an excellent vintage on Mount Veeder.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

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