2012 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate: Mt. Brave Wines
Region: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Mt. Brave Vineyard

Tasting Note:July 16, 2016

Delicious mountain fruit. Deep ruby red with purplish hues. Dark cherries, almost like a cherry liquor on the nose. Dark mountain berries coating the palate. Some blueberry cola, fresh twigs and red cherries. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Great backbone and structure. Dry and long finish. Even has something a little savory on the palate. Great mountain juice built for the long haul.

The 2012 vintage is Cabernet-based blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec from the Mt. Brave Vineyard atop Mt. Veeder. Aged for 20 months in 81% new French oak barrels. Only 5,752 cases produced and 14.5% alcohol.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2036.


93 points.

Price Point:

$$$ - Provided as a sample from the estate. Can be purchased for $75.00 from the estate.