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2013 Mt Brave Cabernet Sauvignon "Mt. Veeder"

Winery: Mt Brave

Vintage: 2013

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

Price: $75

Cases produced: 4,500

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 5 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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What is "room temperature" when used to describe wine? It means a typical cellar temperature of 58¬?F (14¬?C). This is the ideal temperature for storing wine.

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