Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Napa Cabernet 2016 Rated 95WA

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Wine Advocate Review
Rated 95
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3.5% Merlot, 1.5% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep purple-black, it sings of warm blackberries, cassis and wild blueberries with hints of violets, dark chocolate, cigar box and menthol. Full-bodied and laden with black and blue fruit, it has a firm structure of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long. Drink 2028-2038.

Wine Spectator Review
Rated 94
This shows a vivid boysenberry and blackberry fruit profile, laced with licorice, roasted apple wood and violet notes, all backed by a solidly grippy structure and a late zing of minerality. Best from 2021 through 2038.

VinoUS Media Review
Rated 93
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mount Veeder) is incredibly primary at this stage. Creme de cassis, plum, spice, bittersweet chocolate, menthol, licorice and leather all run through this plush yet structured, inviting Cabernet Sauvignon. (Antonio Galloni)

Wine Tasting Notes
The Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon is meant to show all that is Mt. Veeder without overt tannins and the vintage is a great example of that proposition. This is the first vintage we used a little bit of Petit Verdot in blending. This Cabernet Sauvignon has great spice, minerality, notes of blue fruits, toast, and dark cherry that combine with bright floral notes, weight and a wonderful finish.

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot

Alcohol 14.5%
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