2016 James Joseph Kathryn’s Reserve Proprietary Red, Mount Veeder
Mount Veeder is a unique place… a rare and beautiful spot where vines cling to the steep hillsides, producing tiny berries that give wines here their big, bold, brambly fruit character. Unlike any Terroir in Napa, a distinction of concentration, yet so smooth… THIS is Amazing Juice!
* Rugged mountain terrain. Extremely steep slopes, above the fog, render shallow topsoil and minimal water retention, resulting in tiny berries, with intense flavor concentration yet soft tannins.
* Unlike any Terroir in Napa. Mount Veeder is an island of ancient seabed pushed up into a mountain… It happened about 5,000,000 years ago… Within the marine soils lies a complex tapestry of fractured shale, sandstone, volcanic dust, and other various constituents. Thus, the wines commonly offer inky concentration, and distinctive Mount Veeder flavors.