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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 34 
ProducerMount Veeder Winery (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)083085700249

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2015 (based on 13 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.6 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 83 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by kbhiggins on 12/19/2014 & rated 88 points: Still a very nice wine. Threw off a lot of sediment, but well balanced at the moment and had a really good nose. Improved from 18 months ago. (570 views)
 Tasted by Rogie on 5/3/2014 & rated 89 points: Dark and opaque. Peppery with flavors of over-ripe blackberry and Toblerone. (1376 views)
 Tasted by Janstan on 7/15/2013 & rated 90 points: Nice dark fruits. Paired well with beef filet in a coffee, brown sugar and kosher salt rub with a caramelized cognac sauce, recipe on Merryvale vineyard's website. (2539 views)
 Tasted by rtd3 on 4/13/2013 & rated 88 points: The wine looks Purple colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Black Pepper, Cedar, Strawberry Jam, Black currant (cassis), and Cool/Menthol. It tastes like Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Cedar, and Black Pepper. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Leathery texture. The wine finishes Medium. (2786 views)
 Tasted by kbhiggins on 4/8/2013 & rated 87 points: Been a while since we have had this vintage, but this bottle wasn't as good as the last one. Seemed a bit one dimensional with it being heavy on pepper without much fruit showing through. Could be in a dumb phase at the moment or maybe we weren't patient enough. Shared it with a group of four people, so only had one glass to judge it. (2834 views)
 Tasted by KCProper on 1/27/2013 & rated 94 points: Poor notes from memory. 3 Liter. Drank fabulously out of this format. Lively fruit. Not too tannic. Quite fresh. Medium to low acid. Green olive, vanilla, soil, black plum, cassis, raspberry. (2876 views)
 Tasted by rtd3 on 12/3/2011 & rated 89 points: very dark purple in color. Blackberry/Cherry on the nose with some pepper/spice. slight lavender/vanilla. Very fruity flavor. some tannins/dryness on the tongue. Will decant and try again. After decanting, much better... very enjoyable. Still on the sweeter side for me, but very enjoyable! (3344 views)
 Tasted by mouton45 on 10/21/2011 & rated 90 points: Drinking well now. Got better the longer it was open (2516 views)
 Tasted by jtt300 on 7/16/2011 & rated 91 points: Dark fruit with great balance. Perfect with Filet. (2475 views)
 Tasted by mkubow on 6/8/2011 & rated 90 points: Perfect time to drink - very nice. (2645 views)
 Tasted by TonyH on 5/28/2011 & rated 91 points: This was a tasty wine. Consitant Mount Veeder Cabernet aroma and flavors balanced fruit acids and tannis. HThis is better then the 06 we had a few weeks ago. (2430 views)
 Tasted by CabIsKing on 5/28/2011 & rated 90 points: Developed very nicely since I had last time. Nose was still full of cedar and dark cherry but the palate open up to a smooth, well balanced finish. Was well worth the wait. I think this is as good as it will get. Drink up and enjoyed. (2605 views)
 Tasted by vine20 on 4/1/2011 & rated 90 points: Dark purple with a mixed dark red nose. Black cherry, mint, vanilla, leather, some cedar, earth and minerality. Dusty dry, heavy weight and long finish. Hard to tell if this has balance because both the fruit and the tannins were too much. This needs some time. I'd wait 18 months before opening another. (2535 views)
 Tasted by khmark7 on 2/24/2011 & rated 88 points: Powerful, but well balanced tannins, with some mint on the finish. Fruit forward, but with nice acidity to hold everything together. Holding up well. (2789 views)
 Tasted by Bowmanifesto on 1/8/2011 & rated 90 points: This Mt. Veeder is in the prime of life -- and proud to show itself off! Dark inky purple, all the way to the edge, with magnificent legs. The luxuriant aroma is rich and deep, redolent of black plums, fine leather, and dusky tannins. On the palate, a silky melange of dark berries, a hint of licorice, and just a touch of black cherry at the very end. The finish lasts a good length of time, completing the outstanding experience. (2944 views)
 Tasted by jmh st louis on 12/26/2010 & rated 92 points: drinking well. balance between licorice smoke and blackberry. (2924 views)
 Tasted by Wine'in Brian on 11/26/2010 & rated 88 points: In a good spot......deep color. As others have said, a very jammy cab with vanilla oak influence. Well integrated and easy drinking. (3127 views)
 Tasted by mkubow on 11/13/2010 & rated 86 points: Enjoyable but not particularly complex - Drank after a 1997 and this was a real let down. (3010 views)
 Tasted by Bwallace on 11/7/2010 & rated 90 points: Sweeter cab than normal. Good drinking. (3292 views)
 Tasted by Ombibulous on 9/25/2010 & rated 89 points: Drunk side by side with a good Madiran, a good Burgundy, and a good Chateauneuf du Pape, and it compared very well. Much different obviously becuase it's New World style. But bigger and fruitier. Each wine is good in its own way, but this one was probably tied for top with the Madiran, for flavour. Excellent (89.5). (3547 views)
 Tasted by rtd3 on 4/30/2010 & rated 87 points: very sweet... more so than i remember. hints of plum and berries. decanted for 1.5 hours. no tannin aftertaste. very smooth. (3712 views)
 Tasted by john_mcewan on 4/19/2010: Drank with Crystin and Derek. Had with Porterhouse. Yum! (3818 views)
 Tasted by Dr_Stonewafer on 3/21/2010 & rated 87 points: Pleasant burnt plum color. The wine's bouquet is its most impressive feature: very lively, but not overpowering; a fatty olive oil dominates, with hints of cedar, vanilla and cola nut. Palate is less impressive, dominated by black cherry with some pepper and a mild oak finish. However, the wine was quite unbalanced in my opinion: the body was watery and thin, but it seemed as though a hefty dose of tannins were retained in order to mask this shortcoming. Almost a great wine, but ultimately the tannins overpower it. (3903 views)
 Tasted by kenito799 on 2/21/2010 & rated 87 points: Sweet cooked plums, jammy fruit, some nicely integrated tannins, quality, but these sweet CA wines are not really my thing. (4007 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 1/9/2010 & rated 89 points: Decanted and poured, red fruits, spice and cedar throughout the nose and palate. Smooth and ready to drink , with plenty of life left. (4046 views)
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