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The Resurrection of Mount Veeder

2018

by Roger Morris in World of Fine Wines

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How Fire Safe Council helped protect Sonoma, Napa County Vineyards

Nov 13, 2017

by Peg Melnik in The Press Democrat

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Weeks After Wildfires, California Wine Country Is ‘As Beautiful As Ever’ — And Hurting For Visitors

Nov 2, 2017

by Dave McIntyre in The Washington Post

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RUDD Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Covey Rise

Mar 20, 2018

The New White Wine Paradigm.

Super Sauvignons are creating waves of excitement in wine country.

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RUDD - The White to Watch: Sémillon Comes into Its Own

Jun 16, 2018

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In this, our 54th report, we focus on Mount Veeder and its wines. We begin with a brief history of the region examining the role played by early German settlers and the many talented growers and winemakers who followed. In the sections that follow we examine the geography, soils and climatic conditions that contribute to the unique character of the wines. In particular we identify the steep hillside slopes, exposures and microclimates that characterize the vineyard parcels of Mount Veeder.

Abundant, fine tannins that are a Mount Veeder hallmark, along with exceptional weight and concentration. Red wines often exhibit dark fruit flavors of blackberry/raspberry (“bramblefruit”), sweet herbal notes and deep stony minerality, with forest flora aromatics.

... None of these wineries is included as a Top Producer in Laube's story, and only one (Hess Collection) is mentioned in the brief reviews that follow, but I found them pretty damned brilliant.

The output of the 20 or so wineries that occupy the Mount Veeder appellation is not huge, averaging 40,000 cases annually, less than 2 percent of the Napa Valley production. I wrote about the wines of Mayacamas Vineyards back in August , and mentioned more recently a couple other Mount Veeder wines here and here . Today I look at cabernets and chardonnays from Fontanella, Godspeed, Robert Craig and Y. Rousseau..

"Boz Scaggs may be best known for his singing, songwriting and guitar-playing skills. But over the past dozen or so years, he has been cultivating another career as well: that of a vintner.

“Rebirth of the Cool — Mt. Veeder is a place where individuals are intent on expressing their unique characteristics. Its remote feel attracts artists, recluses and, of course, winegrowers. Many are separated by acres of land, but all share a common goal: to grow top-quality grapes that make the finest wine possible.”

“Evolution of a Scientist-Vintner" - Carole Meredith, a grape geneticist (known as Dr DNA) turned Mount Veeder vintner says she now understands the public's fears about genetic engineering and discusses the dilemma facing researchers and grapegrowers.

“My Wine, Please — Napa Valley's Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards Offers Private and Personal Bottles and Barrels. Among wine lovers there is one goal that is quite elusive - owning a private bottle of extraordinary quality that cannot be found anywhere else. ”

“The Wireless Vineyard: A Former Intel Researcher Reinvents Irrigation in the Mountains Above Napa"

"Hand Made by Marketta" - Marketta Fourmeaux, formerly of Chateau Potelle, makes Mount Veeder wine by hand from her home in downtown Napa.

"Label Lovers" - Celebrated Living - American Airlines magazine for Premium Class Travelers features Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards and tells how you can have your own wine with personalized name and logo.
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"Boz Scaggs launches wine brand" - The lowdown on Boz Scaggs these days has as much to do with wine as it does with music.