Wine News & Reviews
Star/Napa Valley Vintners tasting panel picks 6 Napa Valley Syrahs to like ~ November 2011
"...Spotted Owl Vineyards “Lev’s Cuvee” 2009 Mt. Veeder is named after owner Mikhail’s father, Lev. ... This syrah has a nice earthiness, even green forest in it, to give it intrigue..."
Napa Valley Vintners panelists chose favorite NV Premiere wines ~ March 2011
SOV, Debut Cuvée 2009 "This wine, ..., is a great reflection of what Mt. Veeder can offer."; Brett deLeuze, ZD Wines, president
Wine Enthusiast ~ 92 pts August 2010
Alexandria’s Cuvee 2007 - “... So dense and layered, it reveals tiers of complexity with every sip as it airs in the glass. The flavors are of pure, ripe wild blackberries, with currant, coffee and tobacco notes, and sprinkled with crushed black pepper.” - S.H.
Wine Spectator ~ 93 pts April 2009
Alexandria’s Cuvee 2004 – “Sensational, deep, profound, complex and concentrated, with rich full-bodied dried currant, wild berry, mineral, sage, herb and cedar notes that are focused, long and persistent, ending with chewy integrated tannins”. - J.L.