The Mount Veeder AVA produces very ageable wines in a rugged region where most grapes are hand harvested due to its steep slopes and rugged terrain. Vines produce tiny berries, showing intense flavor concentration, yet soft tannins.
Southwestern Napa Valley AVA, slightly Northwest of the city of Napa
Some of the coolest temperatures in the region, Mount Veeder has the longest growing season and the lowest yields of any sub-AVA within the Napa Valley.
Sedimentary, from an ancient seabed that was pushed up when the continent was formed
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel
This was the first sub-AVA to produce Petite Verdot. Now, most of the Petite Verdot made in Napa Valley come from these cuttings.