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Pulido-Walker 2018 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Pulido-Walker 2018 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Pulido-Walker 2018 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Much like a European vineyard, this one is a patchwork of micro blocks, some as small as half an acre. The peaks and swales in a mountain vineyard that can make for uneven ripening remain unplanted here, allowing for truly consistent exposure. The result is a Cabernet Sauvignon unlike any other we’ve tasted from Mt. Veeder—nothing else is quite this complete.

Patience was key in both fermentation and blending, as each of the lots had its own complexity. We were excited and challenged by how good the wine was from the outset, but starting from a blank canvas made it important not to rush. Clones 15 and 685 make up the lion’s share of the final blend, along with a few barrels each of clones 30 and 169, which gives this first release a great deal of nuance without sacrificing concentration.

There is none of the angularity in this wine that mountain fruit can sometimes produce. What dominates is luxurious black fruit, supported by an abundance of perfectly ripe, unobtrusive tannin. One of the hallmarks of better wines is that they drink well young, and that is certainly the case with the 2018 Pulido~Walker Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is packed with beautifully balanced proportions of fruit tannins and acidity, which will only make it more luxurious as it ages.

Type

Red

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

2017

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.8%

Appellation

California – Mt. Veeder

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