Some of Mt. Veeder’s best, 2014 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is some of the best wine the mountain has to offer. A burly wine, with a touch of Merlot and Cabernet Franc blended in the keep things interesting. Cassis, anise, blue fruits and a touch of orange peel. Grainy tannin and bright acidity tie everything together on its way to a supple finish.
The top score, though, has to go to the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small quantities of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. This wine has an opaque purple color, a big, sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, some graphite, a juicy, full-bodied, savory mouthfeel, and excellent purity and underlying balance. This seamlessly rich mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for two decades or more.