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2018 Mt Brave Mt Vedeer Cabernet Sauvignon

United StatesRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 250.00 AUD

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As hawks soar and hummingbirds hover, a winemaker knows that his craft is as much about nurturing the vine as it is about applying the well-learned lessons of decades of mountain winemaking challenges. With each dawn, the sun peeks over the Vaca Mountains side of the Napa Valley, striking the higher elevation Mt. Veeder vineyards first, far above the fog line. At that moment, the spiritual side emerges, and it’s easy to endorse the notion of how important it is to the development of Mt. Veeder fruit.No one understands the practical difficulties and spiritual rewards of mountain winegrowing more than Chris Carpenter. With an already legendary Napa winemaking record for Lokoya and Cardinale, Chris had little to prove when the Mt. Brave project began to evolve in 2007. And yet, the opportunity to craft wines from Mt. Veeder that would pay homage to the mountain’s rich history, while expressing a new, distinguished view, proved irresistible.This wines is made from grapes grown on the rocky slopes of Mt. Veeder, the 2018 is mountain Cabernet at its finest.

Region - United States

Type - Red

Year - 2018

Winery - Best of the USA

Grape - Cabernet Sauvignon

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder was aged for 22 months in oak barrels, 82% new. Aromas of blue and red fruits intermingle with a touch of baking spice. The tannins are firm yet refined while the weight on the palate is dense and lush. Compelling now, one can only imagine its true cellaring potential.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Oak, Spices

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

Deep garnet-purple colored, it springs from the glass with vibrant crème de cassis, baked plums and Morello cherries scents, followed by nuances of sautéed herbs, clove oil, mocha and scorched earth. The full-bodied palate is densely laden with layers of black and blue fruits, sporting a rock-solid backbone of grainy tannins and great tension, finishing long and minerally

The Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

A red grape variety that is responsible for the most expensive wines on the planet...some fetching over $100, 000 per bottle!!! It is also the worlds most popular style of wine and produces age worthy and concentrated expressions that show notes of potpourri, cassis, black cherry, blackberry, mulberry, raspberry, leafy herbals, green pepper, baking spices, charcoal, graphite and cedar. Most famous for the first growth wines from the Left Bank in Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is often used as a primary variety for red blends designed to last decades and is a must have style for any serious collector.

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