Mt. Brave is a dream project for Chris Carpenter, who knows how to coax the best wines from Mt. Veeder, Napa’s coolest mountain district known for well-drained soils and low yields. This gorgeous wine, just 25% of the price of its Lokoya neighbor.
Lots of cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as classic Mount Veeder notes of lavender, violets, bouquet garni, and rocky, mineral-like notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, full-bodied mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a plush, layered texture, beautiful tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and a great finish. Another head-turning wine from this label, it’s a candidate for the best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon out there at the price point.