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Wall Road Vineyard, Mount Veeder

AVA: Mount Veeder
Vineyard: Wall Road Vineyard
Winemaker: Jeff Ames
Cooperage: 22 Months French Oak, Taransaud and Darnajou

Wall Road Vineyard – This three-acre gem is located at the northern tip of the Mount Veeder AVA, due west of Oakville and the To Kalon vineyard. True to the Veeder AVA, this site delivers both the power and elegance we strive to achieve in our Mountain Cabernets. The elevation, slope orientation and soils yield fully ripened small berries with concentrated flavor

Mount Veeder AVA – Known for its acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, this illustrious appellation produces graceful, varietally expressive and world-renowned wine. Limited by nature, Mount Veeder’s rugged mountain terrain, high elevation and cooling influence from the San Pablo Bay allows for a long growing season that returns low, sought after yields. This results in powerful fruit with distinct berry flavors. 

Vintage Notes – An outstanding vintage for red wines, the 2016 growing season was a beautiful one— with moderate conditions and a lack of the valley’s quintessential heat spikes. This temperate summer weather allowed the fruit much needed time to naturally mature on the vine, resulting in a near perfect vintage with concentrated, inviting wines with ideal aromatic and phenolic ripeness.   

Wine Maker Notes – The 2016 Wall Road Cabernet may be our most powerful yet elegant wine from this esteemed site. Pure dark mountain fruit balanced with ripe tannins make this vintage a real stand out. Black currant, dried blueberry notes and sweet dark herbs define this mountain gem. Mouth coating viscosity leads to a long-lasting finish with layers of fruit. This wine is fully approachable in its youth and will surely age like a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. 


 2016 Wall Road Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc (Field Blend), Jeb Dunnuck 96 – The Wall Road Vineyard is in the Mount Veeder AVA with 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. It just about jumps out of the glass and has a ripe, sexy nose of blue fruits, violets, bay leaf and forest floor. This plush, opulent, expansive 2016 has great tannin quality, notable balance and is another stunning wine from the Boich Family team. 

2016 Wall Road Vineyard, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 94+ Points – The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Wall road Vineyard prances out of the glass with flamboyant notions of warm cassis, blueberry compote and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of menthol, tapenade, fragrant soil and violets. Full, rich and packed with generous black fruits, it has a firm, grainy frame and oodles of freshness. Finishing long with the oak poking through. 


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