- Winery located in Sebastopol, CA.
- No current tasting room at this time.
- Produce ~1,500 cases annually across Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Rose of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
- 112 Cases Produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation: Hillwalker Vineyard, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
- Fermented in small bins, aged for 30 months in 50% New French Oak
- Harvested October 12, 2018
The unique terroir of Mount Veeder produces wines that are typically powerful in structure. The grapes for our signature 2018 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon come from the Hillwalker vineyard located within 1000 feet elevation. The steep slopes, sedimentary clay and volcanic soils of this dry farmed vineyard produce grapes with small berries and intensely concentrated mountain fruit flavors. The grapes were handpicked, sorted and de-stemmed into small fermentation bins and allowed to cold soak for 3 days to help stabilize the color and enhance flavor. It was fermented for 21 days and punched down 3 times a day, with an additional 3 days extended maceration to increase extraction of color and phenolic compounds. The wine is then gently pressed and aged on fine lees for 26 months in mixture of 86% French and 14% American oak barrels with 40% new French oak to preserve the delicate notes and mouthfeel. Only 7 barrels produced.
True to the Mount Veeder appellation, this 2018 Kukeri Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits dark concentrated fruit flavors of wild blueberries, black currants and cigar box and well-integrated fine-grained tannins with excellent lingering acidity. Big, bold with inky purple-black color, packed with black plumps, accented by exotic spices and earthy accents. A hint of forest, cedar, and dark roast espresso flavors also combine these aromatics to create this massively rich full-bodied mountain Cabernet Sauvignon finishing with epic length and beautifully lifted. This wine it is a superb candidate for cellaring and should mature well over the next 10 years