2013 Mt Brave Cabernet Sauvignon "Mt. Veeder"
Winery: Mt Brave
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mt. Veeder"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Malbec & 4% Cabernet Franc
Region: Mt. Veeder
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 4,500
KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: December 13, 2016
Wine Review: This big boy wine was tagged by the Panel as being perfect to enjoy by the fireplace. It is pitch black colored and opens with a mild cassis bouquet with hints of blackberry and cedar. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and very rich. The flavor profile is and extracted black currant with integrated minerality and notes of oak. We also detected hints of black tea and blueberry. The finish is dry and its monster dusty tannins linger and last for a while. This substantial wine is on the early side of its drinking window and is stylistically not for everyone. It is for fans of hedonistic wines. So, if you can’t cellar this for a while, we suggest decanting it and serving it with a well-marbled ribeye or leg of lamb. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: The 2013 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits typical Mount Veeder Cabernet characteristics of blueberry, with floral notes and minerality. Followed by a bit of raspberry and touch of herb, this wine has great texture and very approachable mountain tannins.
Organic status: not organic
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