Yates Family Vineyard, family owned and meticulously farmed for generations produces wines with great character and expression of the Mount Veeder appellation. The vines are planted on steep hillside volcanic soils at an elevation over 1100 feet in the Mayacamas Mountains.
This location produces grapes with intense fruit flavors, depth and complexity. Our Yates Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon featured aromas and flavors of dark blackberry and plum, confectionary caramel vanilla barrel notes and finished with plush, balanced tannins.
"Coming from a single vineyard on Mount Veeder, very close to the Sonoma County line, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Yates Vineyard has an inky black purple color and youthfully reticent nose of red and black currants, blackberries and mulberries with hints of cigar boxes, pencil lead, bay leaves, yeast extract and fertile loam. The medium to full-bodied palate is seriously intense and tightly wound with layers of earth, black and red fruit flavors plus a solid backbone of firm, ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with plenty of depth and expression. What a beauty!" - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate