The bright-fruit blueberry with a touch of bay, the wet shale with a bit of violet, the background cassis of Cab Franc, and the spice character of Merlot are showcased here. The wonderful complexity of the blend and the lush structure carry this wine for minutesafter tasting it.
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
The Wine Advocate
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as quite soft and lush for a Mt. Veeder wine. Dark red fruit, flowers, mint and crushed rocks are some of the notes that flow through to the intense, saline finish. I especially like the energy and drive here. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2024.
Mt. Brave is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of those who settled the rugged terrain of Mt. Veeder during the 1800s and an homage to the Wappo Indians, "the brave ones," who were the original inhabitants of this extraordinary place. The Mt. Brave Vineyard, once the Chateau Potelle Vineyard, was established decades ago at elevations ranging from 1,400 to 1,800 feet. While Mt. Veeder is cool, Mt. Brave sits above the fog line, with... View More