Mt. Veeder - Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

91 Points! James Suckling (formerly European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator)

Gold Medal San Francisco Chronicle 2011 Wine Competition

Gold Medal American Fine Wine 2011 Wine Competition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 200 cases made, 113 available.

Our signature wine from our namesake growing region.  Many critics believe that the cool climate at the higher Mt. Veeder elevations and the thin volcanic soils produce Cabernets that are as good as any from Napa Valley, this wine compares favorable with not only the best of the Napa Valley but also the best of Bordeaux. A bold, masculine Cabernet Sauvignon which possesses both elegance and structure with rich textural body.  The grapes for this distinctive Cabernet come from high on Mt. Veeder near to where the Oakville Crossroads crosses Mayacamas Mountains line between Sonoma and Napa counties.  There is a complex bouquet of black olives, raspberry, nutmeg, rhubarb, cedar and cherry.   Dark vibrant fruit and spice on the tongue lead up to velvety luxurious mid pallete lingering finish.  Try with any grilled red meats, roasted prime ribs of beef, and also with complex dishes such as cassoulet, bouef bourguinon or coq au vin.  Needs decanting, open well in advance or laying down in a fine wine cellar.  Fermented in stainless tanks  prior to being aged in five  different kinds of French oak for a minimum of  thirty six months prior bottling.15.4% alcohol.  Residual sugar-zero.  Total Acidity: 0.61 grams / 100ml.   $125 per bottle retail.  


92 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Double Gold 2011 American Fine Wine Competition

Gold San Francisco Chronicle 2011 Wine Competition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 173 cases made.

The 2007 Mt. Veeder is much fuller bodied and fruitier as befits the vintage that Robert Parker describes as the “vintage of the century.”  See 2006 above for full description.  Alcohol 14.9% by volume, Residual Sugar 0.09, Total Acidity .058 grams/100 ml.  Pre-release pricing - $200 per bottle retail.


93 Points! James Suckling (formerly European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator)

100% Cabernet Sauvignon - Only 50 cases made.

Three vintage vertical now available (including 2006, 2007, 2008 now available by special order) of these spectacular award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the extraordinary Pym Rae Vineyard.  Taste the differences which result from different weather and growing conditions in different years.  Pre-release pricing - $200

These vintages currently aging in French oak barrels

James Suckling commented that these Mt. Veeder wines…..”(Are) a racier style of Cabernet from California. Must be the mountain fruit. Lots of cherries and spices on the nose with hints of minerals. Full yet balanced with a supple tannin structure. Give it a few years of bottle age to mellow”

St. Helena - Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


93 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Double Gold San Francisco Chronicle 2010 Wine Competition

Gold San Francisco Chronicle and American Fine Wine 2011 Wine Competitions

Bordeaux Blend – 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2.5%  Petite Verdot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc

200 Cases Produced, 173 cases available.

This award winning wine, rated one of the top eleven wines  in the “over $60 category” (the top category in the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition in the state). The Tittel Coloynnaides vineyard on Glass Mountain, St. Helena AVA, is one of the most unique vineyards in the state. Planted at an altitude of approximately 500’ on the east side of the Napa Valley, it benefits from the cool shade of the shadow of Howell Mountain.  This small 2.5 acre vineyard was analyzed from a geological standpoint, broken into small plots, and various Cabernet Sauvignon clones were then matched to the respective plots’ mineral content.  This wine is our Bordeaux style blend, the 2006 consisting of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% Petite Verdot.  Soft, smooth supple and elegant.  Cascading aromsa of black current, fig, chocolate, mulberry, plum jam and spices.  Plush velvety tannins, amply body, excellent for drinking now but can also lay down for five years. Wine made by other wineries prior to our gaining rights to this vineyard have been awarded 95 points (100% cabernet) and 93 points (88% cabernet blend) by Robert Parker. The wine was fermented in stainless steel prior to being aged in five different kinds of French oak for thirty six months prior bottling.   Alcohol 14.8%, Residual Sugar – zero, Total Acidity 0.59 grams/100ml.  $85 per bottle retail.


105 Cases Produced.

Two vintage vertical  (2006, 2008) of these spectacular award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon wines are available by special order. so that you can taste the differences which result from different weather and growing conditions in different years.  $85 per bottle retail.


 (AVAILABLE 2013, These vintages currently aging in French oak barrels)

Oakville Napa Valley Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon


Villa Mille Rose - Maria Manetti Farrow Estate Grown

90% Merlot Blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

A classic “right bank” style Merlot.  Elegant, soft, round and smooth, yet structured. Flavors of cherry and cranberry, excellent with roasted fowl.  Try as a pairing to your favorite roasted turkey during holiday periods..  Alcohol 14.3%.  Residual Sugar 0.60 grams/100ml. Total acidity 0.52 grams/100 ml. 100 cases produced.  $35 per bottle retail.


Villa Mille Rose  - Maria Manetti Farrow Estate Grown

90% Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Merlot

New Release – Flavor profiles shortly

Alcohol 14.7%  Residual Sugar 0.005/100ml  Total Acidity 0.61 grams/100ml.  $45 per bottle, retail.

Oakville - Napa Valley Chardonnay


Silver – San Francisco Chronicle 2011 Wine Competition


This is our Chardonnay made specifically for those of love to hate California Chardonnay.  The fruit for this vintage was all grown in the shade (all fruit on the south or sunny side of the vines was dropped), the grapes were full berry fermented in stainless steel, and then “rested” for a couple of months in used, untoasted French oak barrels to give a mouth feel but no oak flavors.  This wine is crisp and lemony, acidic, with apple, pineapple and mango flavors. It is lean and elegant and can easily be paired with oysters or filet of sole Veronique.  Not your usual California Chardonnay, make in the style of the great Chardonnays of the Piemonte region of Italy and the Chablis region of Burgundy.  Much more characteristic of a sauvignon blanc but truly 100% Chardonnay.  There are only a few wineries left in California making wine in this traditional style.  Veedercrest was recognized at the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting for making the most French style Chardonnay of all the Chardonnays entered for the tasting, and we still make it the same way.  The estate grown Villa Mille Rose Chardonnay comes from a growing region east of Highway 29, and just north of the Oakville Crossroad, behind Opus One,   and near to Nickel & Nickel, Saddelback,  Silver Oak, Round Pound, Gargiulo, and Groth, in one of the Napa Valley’s legendary growing regions.

Ruhl Vineyards Yountville AVA 2010 Chardonnay

Available Now!

Vintners Reserve Wines - Aged a Minimum of Four Years


Rutherford  Winery Reserve, Napa Valley

Blended with 10% Merlot

600 cases produced, 350 cases remaining


The 2005 Rutherford Reserve was aged in oak barrels for four years before being bottled in 2010.  Vinified in the French tradition, the wine was concentrated by drawing off the first twenty percent of free run juice. The resulting wine is concentrated with nuances of black cherry, spice and vanilla and with overtones and finish of mocha flavors.  While femented dry, the chocolate/coffee overtones make this an ideal wine to serve with tiramisu or chocolate sauces such as found on a chicken mole. The grapes come from two famous Napa estates, one just east of Highway 29 and the other just west of the Silverado Trail. 




Napa Valley – Blended with 10% Cabernet Franc


This cuvee is a blend of Napa Valley climates and terroir, the grapes having been grown in regions as diverse as the Green Valley, Pope Valley and Wooden Valley regions of the Napa Valley AVA. 




North Coast 
Napa and Lake Counties

Blended with 25% Syrah


Our favorite everyday house table wine. Cherries, berries, raisins, and spiciness contributed by the Syrah.  Ultimately drinkable with that grilled steak or grilled   lamb dish.  As out least expensive offering, this wine appears on by the glass wine lists throughout California.




Red Cap Howell Mountain 2009 and Cabernet Sauvignon


Rahn Napa Valley 2008, 2009 and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon


Villa Milla Rose Oakville Estate Cabernet  2008, 2009 and 2010


Villa Mille Rose Oakville Estate Merlot 2008, 2009 and 2010