Rating 90
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2018
Appellation
Napa Valley
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $100.00  Buy This Wine
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Review Updated 2022-06-09

Perfect For

Long-Term Aging, Steak Dinner, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot

Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Review

Chris Carpenter, founder of Mt. Brave, came to wine country via Chicago with a marketing degree. Before he knew it, he was at UC Davis and then off to Italy working with the Antinori family and studying in Umbria. He has taken this experience and applied it to the soils of Mount Veeder, making wine that respects the history of the place. And man does it work. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a mountain powerhouse. It could definitely use time in the bottle. With very deep dark blackberry fruit and good natural acidity (Mountain fruit often has great acidity) it could be enjoyed now but with significant protein.

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Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Chris Carpenter, founder of Mt. Brave, came to wine country via Chicago with a marketing degree. Before he knew it, he was at UC Davis and then off to Italy working with the Antinori family and studying in Umbria. He has taken this experience and applied it to the soils of Mount Veeder, making wine that respects the history of the place. And man does it work. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a mountain powerhouse. It could definitely use time in the bottle. With very deep dark blackberry fruit and good natural acidity (Mountain fruit often has great acidity) it could be enjoyed now but with significant protein.

Reviewed On: 06-10-2022
90
POINTS
Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Chris Carpenter, founder of Mt. Brave, came to wine country via Chicago with a marketing degree. Before he knew it, he was at UC Davis and then off to Italy working with the Antinori family and studying in Umbria. He has taken this experience and applied it to the soils of Mount Veeder, making wine that respects the history of the place. And man does it work. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a mountain powerhouse. It could definitely use time in the bottle. With very deep dark blackberry fruit and good natural acidity (Mountain fruit often has great acidity) it could be enjoyed now but with significant protein.

Reviewed On: 06-10-2022