Napa Valley may have a big reputation, but it produces a relatively small quantity of wine.
In fact, less than 5% of all California wine comes from Napa.
The valley extends from the hilly slopes of Carneros in the south to the quaint spa town of Calistoga in the north. Mountains rise up above the vineyards on both sides of the valley–the Mayacamas in the west and the Vaca Range in the east.
Some of the world’s most sought after wines come from this region.
It’s no surprise that some of our most sought after 90+ Cellars wines do as well.
Introducting Lot 136
The newest addition to our high-end Napa portfolio is an amazing Cabernet Sauvignon from high up on Mt. Veeder, in the Mayacamas mountain range.
We couldn’t believe we came across this wine. The fruit is truly magical.
Under its own label, this wine sells for close to $80. But, under our 90+ label we’re able to bring this wine to market for less than $40.
Of course, in our world all great things like this have a limit. And in the case of our Lot 136 Collector’s Series Cabernet, we only managed 700 cases total.
If you love big, powerful, sexy California mountain Cabernet, you don’t want to miss out on this wine.
At elevations of up to 2,400 feet, Mt. Veeder’s vineyards sit above the morning fog rolling in from the San Pablo Bay. The high elevation maximizes sun exposure and also provides a much needed cooling influence to prevent the grapes from ripening too quickly.
Veeder is actually the coolest mountain AVA in Napa Valley due to its elevation and proximity to the bay. This results in immensely concentrated red wines with a well-defined texture and a long finish.
The Cab grapes that go into this wine are grown on rugged mountain slopes in rocky, clay seabed soils of sandstone and shale with pockets of volcanic earth. Yields are very low and harvesting happens mostly by hand.
Our first wine from Mt. Veeder is a fantastic example of the Cabernet that comes out of this mountain terrain. It’s deep, dark purple in color with a powerful core of black currant, black cherry and mocha. Aromas of mint, vanilla, spice and tobacco burst on the nose. It’s a robust wine with a sleek texture and an everlasting finish. Built like a tank, drinks like a Ducati. Pour it into a big wine glass and enjoy it next to a dry-aged ribeye, short ribs or aged cheeses.
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