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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 120320)
collectible wine
has fluid
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The bright-fruit blueberry with a touch of bay, the wet shale with a bit of violet, the background cassis of Cab Franc, and the spice character of Merlot are showcased here. The wonderful complexity of the blend and the lush structure carry this wine for minutesafter tasting it.

Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc

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About Mt. Brave:

Mt. Brave is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of those who settled the rugged terrain of Mt. Veeder during the 1800s and an homage to the Wappo Indians, "the brave ones," who were the original inhabitants of this extraordinary place. The Mt. Brave Vineyard, once the Chateau Potelle Vineyard, was established decades ago at elevations ranging from 1,400 to 1,800 feet. While Mt. Veeder is cool, Mt. Brave sits above the fog line, with morning sun warming the grapes each day. Soils are a sparse, gravelly loam. Nutrients and minerals are scant, resulting in tiny berries with concentrated and complex flavors. At harvest, small lug boxes must be carefully moved up and down the steep slopes to protect both vines and vineyard workers.