Bathed in sunlight on the western ridges of the Mayacamas Mountains at the northern end of the Mount Veeder appellation, the Veeder Peak estate vineyard sits at 1,800 feet in elevation. Since 1995, Lokoya has produced a Cabernet Sauvignon from a selection of blocks situated on the steep, mountainous terrain. Struggling in this volcanic soil forces the vines to seek out nutrients and in turn produce berries with intensely concentrated fruit. The wines display defining characteristics of violets and blue fruit with powerful tannins and exceptional aging potential.
The tiny cuvee of 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder (132 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon) with a dense purple color, notes of scorched earth, liquid minerals, black fruits, cedar, and licorice, this full-bodied, powerful, muscular wine has some tannin to shed, but it is loaded with extract and richness.