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Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder
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Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2013

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California, United StatesFor almost two decades, Lokoya Mt Veeder has been made from a selection of blocks within Veeder Peak Estate vineyard that sits on the sunny western ridges of the Mayacamas Mountains at the northern end of the Mount Veeder AVA. Poor, low nutrient volcanic soil yields small berries and big, concentrated flavours. Blueberries and violets with dense, rich mountain tannins spill from the glass. It’s always 100 percent cabernet sauvignon, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Wisps of smoke and meat complex what is an outstanding bottle of cabernet and a direction many could learn from. I love the dry, firm mineral undercurrent and the subtle red fruit punctuation marks. You could drink this if you had to, but a decade or two in the cellar would leave this close to perfection and a fun bottle to slip into blind tastings.Tasted: 08 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 499.00 BCLS AB 400.00 private wine shops Producer: LokoyaDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Varietal: Cabernet SauvignonUPC: 784794513020