Louis XIV, The Sun King, appointed D’Artagnan, our Gascon home boy, as the Captain of the Musketeers. The Sun King was known for his flamboyant style and exquisite taste. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines for are sustainably farmed and are located in the highly acclaimed Mount Veeder appellation at 2,000 feet elevation.
Rousseau 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Roi Soleil. Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
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Can mix & match with Rousseau 2012 Chardonnay Milady
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Roi Soleil is a classic and distinctive representation of Mountain grown Napa Valley Cabernet and of the excellent 2012 vintage. It shows a lush mouthfeel with bold tannic structure and a great balance between richness and age ability characters. High mountain fruit brings deep and dense black fruit and foresty notes. The sweet, refined roasted French oak adds layers and complexity to the mouth feel. Very long finish and great aging potential. Drink now (decant 1-2 hours) through 2030. Production: 224 cases
What makes Mount Veeder such as special place to make distinctive wines? Called “the smallest and most unique appellation in the Napa Valley” by the Wine Spectator Magazine, Mount Veeder features some of the steepest and most remote vineyards in all of California. The appellation volcanic soils and 1500 feet plus elevation mountain climate create the perfect conditions with longer sun exposure (but lower temperatures than the Valley floor), later ripening grapes that are deeply and intensely flavored.
Also check out their stellar ROUSSEAU 2012 CHARDONAY “MILADY” MOUNT VEEDER, NAPA VALLEY
In Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan fell for the beautiful and mysterious Milady. This French style inspired Chardonnay is Yannick Rousseau’s Lady – “Milady” – Susanna’s favorite aphrodisiac! It comes from the highly acclaimed, 1800 foot elevation Godspeed Vineyards.
The Milady 2012 is a beautiful and hedonistic expression of Mount Veeder Chardonnay. It reveals a charming, and complex nose with subtle aromas of honey suckle, quince jam, hazelnut, lychee and crème brûlée. On the palate, it offers finesse and balanced acidity. The wine is textured and creamy from its aging on lees. Milady 2012 is a harmonious beauty that represents the quintessence of Mount Veeder fruit combined with Yannick’s Burgundian approach to Chardonnay winemaking.