Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2015


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Season 2015 has been one of contrasts. The vintage was noted by significantly reduced yields (-35-50 percent) as a result of a cool and damp Spring flowering cycle resulting in poor fruit setting and less berries per bunch. The summer and autumn continued the streak of drought conditions that began from the 2012 vintage, hot and dry. The quality of the fruit was outstanding though it was possibly recognized as one of the greatest of Napa Valley in limited supply with the vintage.

Mount Veeder 2015 was a selection of blocks 203, 205, 206, 211, 209, 212, 231, 240 with an average vine age of 18. The grapes, once harvested, were hand-sorted for inspection of individual berries. The must was then fermented for 12 months in separate lots and barrel aged before being mixed and returned to barrel for further ripening. 961 cases produced.