2018 Brandlin 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder

$89.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

The essence of Mount Veeder, bottled for your pleasure, this is a beguiling balance of complexity, aromatic intensity and silken tannins.  
Included in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2021

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Steve Rogstad
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
50% New French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Mt. Veeder
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Cabernet Franc 7% Malbec 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
90+
Score Wine Enthusiast:
94
Score Wine Spectator:
93
SKU #:
1050352
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE94

Wine Enthusiast

From the producer's high-elevation site, and blended with 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot, this is an earthy and brooding red. Sage, cedar and dark berry fruit combine around polished tannin and notes of crushed rock and dark chocolate, finishing with a tease of spicy clove.

JS94

James Suckling

Lots of ripe black fruit with blackcurrant jam, nutmeg and cedar on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with layers of juicy blackberries and toasty-spice notes, framed by firm, sleek tannins. Dense palate. Try from 2022.

DC94

Decanter

A perfumed, fresh nose filled with violets, lavender, black currants. The palate is plush, dense and precise, finishing with a purity and deftness that is increasingly hard to find in Napa. Impressively ready to drink even at this young stage.

WS93

Wine Spectator

Vivid and expressive, with a lovely beam of plum, anise and boysenberry notes sailing through, flanked with sweet bay leaf and violet notes and carrying through the lengthy finish. This has the grip to cellar too, but approachable now for its vivacious fruit. Drink now through 2034.

JD92

Jeb Dunnuck

Coming all from Mt. Veeder, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals a dense purple color as well as a spicy, meaty nose of darker plum and currant-like fruit intermixed with plenty of tobacco, bouquet garni, and earthy minerality. Medium to full-bodied, with plenty of fruit, solid mid-palate depth, and a good finish, enjoy this beautifully balanced mountain Cabernet over the coming 10-15 years.

WA90+

Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Brandlin Estate opens with savory scents of grilled meats, bouquet garni and tapenade over a core of ripe black and red currants, boysenberries and black raspberries plus a touch of crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate is charged with compelling tension, delivering freshness to the intense black and red fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and finishing with a lingering herbal lift.