Au Revoir 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Veeder Ridge Vineyard

Our Au Revoir 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from Veeder Ridge Vineyard was made from grapes harvested from choice blocks of our 17-acre estate. Planted on steep terraces overlooking the San Francisco Bay on the southern flank of Mount Veeder by George Rubissow in the 1980s, the vines benefit from summer fog which extends the growing season, leading to balanced and complex fruit.

A dense mountain wine with a mouth-watering core of black cherry, hints of wild sage, black pepper and bitter chocolate. Full of vitality on the palate supported by classic Mount Veeder structure and layers of cassis, dried herbs and mineral undertones. Powerful enough to cellar, but so delicious right now it demands another glass.

Recommended pairings: pan fried flank steak marinated in lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, and olive oil; or broiled portobello mushrooms stuffed with blue cheese, cherry tomatoes and fried breadcrumbs, served with a balsamic vinegar reduction sauce.

• 190 Cases Produced
• 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot
• Aging: 18 Months in French Oak (100% New)
• Alcohol: 14.8% by Volume
• Bottling Date: June 30, 2021
• 100% Veeder Ridge Vineyard
• Mount Veeder AVA

Au Revoir 2020 Merlot, Veeder Ridge Vineyard

Our Au Revoir 2020 Merlot from Veeder Ridge Vineyard comes from grapes harvested from the northeast side of our Mount Veeder property. This side of our ridge gets gentle morning sun and warm, light afternoon breezes. Like the southwest side of the ridge where our Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were planted, the vines benefit from a cool summer fog which extends the growing season, cools the fruit and leads to a balanced and complex wine.

This wine jumps from the glass with layers of black cherry, wild strawberries, savory herbs, cracked pepper and forest floor. Secondary flavors of plum and bittersweet chocolate emerge with mouth-watering freshness and fine mountain tannins. A classic Mount Veeder Merlot, this wine is full of tension and built to age. 

Recommended pairings: You could keep this simple by grilling filet mignon with spring onions, fennel, and red peppers, served along with red potatoes roasted with garlic and rosemary. Or you could make things interesting by pairing this wine with a meal of spicy Tinga de Pollo—shredded chicken in a sauce made with tomatoes, onions, garlic and chipotles in adobo. 

• 70 Cases Produced
• 100% Merlot
• Native Yeast Fermentation
• Aging: 20 Months in French Oak
• Alcohol: 14.5% by Volume
• Bottling Date: June 23, 2022
• 100% Veeder Ridge Vineyard
• Mount Veeder AVA