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Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignontext

Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California, United StatesThe Mt Brave moniker is a nod to high elevation, thin, rocky soils that present many winegrowing challenges. Four cabernet clones (191, 4, 8, and 337) and three rootstocks (3309C, 101-14, and 1103P) neutralise some of the issues in what is slow moving growing season. Look for an intense nose mixing smoky, savoury, black pepper, licorice notes flecked with black berry jam, cassis, vanilla and coffee aromas. The attack is full, round, dry and juicy with good concentration and fine grainy tannins. Coffee, black berry jam, black olive, cassis jam, cedar, cocoa, vanilla flavours with a touch of clove, beet and tobacco leaf on the finish. Fine fruit intensity and drinkable now but could use two to four more years in bottle to fully integrate. The 2012 growing season was near perfect with warm days and cool nights long into the fall. The blend is 88/5/4/3/ cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and malbec that spends nineteen months in 81% new French oak.Tasted: 28 January 2016Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
BC$94.29750mlspeculative listing - Summit Fine Wines
AB$80.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Mt. BraveDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 272252