Bathed in sunlight on the western ridges of the Mayacamas Mountains at the northern end of the Mount Veeder appellation, the Veeder Peak estate vineyard sits at 1,800 feet in elevation. Since 1995, Lokoya has produced a Cabernet Sauvignon from a selection of blocks situated on the steep, mountainous terrain. Struggling in this volcanic soil forces the vines to seek out nutrients and in turn produce berries with intensely concentrated fruit. The wines display defining characteristics of violets and blue fruit with powerful tannins and exceptional aging potential.
Lokoya Mount Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder was aged in French oak barrels
for 22 months, 94% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it soars out of the glass with vivacious scents of black cherries,
black raspberries, and black currant pastilles, followed by nuances of pencil shavings, tilled earth, lilacs, and
underbrush plus a waft of crushed rocks. The full-bodied palate is taut, packed with muscular, impactful black fruits,
featuring a rock-solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins, finishing with a whole firework display of earthy/minerally
sparks. Give it a good 4-5 years in a bottle and drink it for the next 25+ years.