Jackson Estate Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Deeply aromatic with blue and black fruit tones and mineral notes. Our Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Is extremely youthful and very ageworthy. Because of the chilling conditions, the Napa Mountain region produces Cabernet berries that are abnormally small, resulting in intense concentrated flavors and extremely dark color.
94 points, Robert Parker, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct 2016
As for the Mt. Veeder cuvée, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Napa Mountain is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in nearly 50% new French oak as well as a handful of American barrels for 21 months prior to bottling. This is a 25- to 30-year wine from KJ. Inky blue/purple, with notes of blueberries, blackberries, white flowers and cedar wood, the wine hits the palate with some espresso and chocolate. The wine is concentrated, rich, full-bodied and multidimensional. It is a stunner, but very limited in production. It should evolve for 20 or more years.
Aged 20 months in 84% French oak, 46% new
Mount Veeder is the largest AVA and one of only five mountain appellations within Napa Valley. The bay breezes cool the mountain, resulting in a Bordeaux-like climate. Harvest is usually the last in the valley, sometimes stretching into November.
Elevation: 1240-1826 feet
Soil: Weathering volcanic rock that builds the shallow, igneous rock and loam, laced with gray volcanic pumice outcroppings.
Climate: Cooler due to elevation and lower Napa Valley location. Mediterranean climate in uence from the San Pablo and San Francisco Bays.