The fruit was hand-harvested at night and destemmed but not crushed first thing in the morning. After a two day cold soak, the color of the juice was already nearly black. Pump overs were preformed with aeration to help bind up the short chain tannins. After 16 days, the wine was drained and pressed to restrict further tannin extraction. The press was initially kept separate but reintroduced into the wine a year and a half later during the second racking. The wine was aged in 75% new French oak for nearly two years. The 2016 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is near black at the core with a dark purple rim. Wild black currants, black plum and cocoa nibs explode out of the glass. This is followed by aromatics of fennel, tar and Asian five spice. The wine is very rich, and being Mt. Veeder the tannins rush right in. Vanilla bean, cassis and a flinty minerality dominate the palate. The mountain acidity eventually rises to match the big tannins. A long cedar gunsmoke finish lingers. This wonderfully large wine will begin to open up beautifully over the next 16-18 years.
ZYN delivers within the City of Calgary for a flat fee. For deliveries outside Calgary, additional charges will apply at the point of checkout.
ZYN uses, whenever possible, couriers with temperature-controlled vehicles. The shipping charges include proper packaging to ensure safe delivery of your order. This includes heavy duty boxes, industrial packing peanuts, and other protective material and/or Styrofoam shippers.
All orders are shipped via courier and require complete mailing address and telephone number for daytime delivery. Orders cannot be shipped to a post office box.
Please allow 1 to 5 days for delivery within Calgary and 3 to 12 days outside of Calgary.
All products are subject to availability. If a product is not available, you will be notified and a substitution will be offered or you will be credited back for the product(s).Vintage Information
In certain cases, ZYN is unable to guarantee vintages due to the Alberta Government distribution system. ZYN will do its best to ensure that the vintages on its website are updated and accurate. If ZYN cannot fulfill your order with the requested vintage, you will be contacted and you may choose to either accept the available vintage or cancel the product.Order Cancellation
Orders can be cancelled via email within 2 hours of the order being placed without charge. A restocking fee may apply if the order is cancelled after 2 hours of it being placed.Returns
ZYN will accept returns. If the item(s) is in saleable condition, it will be fully refunded. If the item has been shipped outside Calgary, the shipping charges are the responsibility of the purchaser. Faulty items will be evaluated on an individual basis before a decision is made.