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Mt. Brave 2015 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
Mt. Brave 2015 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
Mt. Brave 2015 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

The unique terroir of our high elevation Mt. Brave vineyard creates distinct concentrated flavors of baked black cherry and bay leaf for this Cabernet Franc. The typical Mt. Veeder acidity and tannin structure combine with subtle vanilla characters to produce a wine with lush characteristics and a long finish.

Wine Enthusiast - 94 Points
"This is 100% varietal and remarkably impressive, true to its grape in earthy aromas of violet and sage. The mountainous appellation contributes girth and breadth, as well as densely layered texture and grip. Around the fullness are beautiful flavors of chocolate, graham cracker and blueberry."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 Points
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Franc Mt. Veeder gives a pretty nose of kirsch, cranberry preserves and mulberries with touches of potpourri, baking spices and rose hip tea. Medium to full-bodied, very fresh, finely textured and elegant in the mouth, the fruit is oh-so-beautifully perfumed, finishing long and spicy."

Vinous - 93 Points
"Mt. Brave's 2015 Cabernet Franc is a huge, massively tannic wine that is going to need a number of years to shed some of its formidable mountain tannin. There is so much power and pure density here. The Franc is really best described as a mountain wine, while varietal character lies more in the background. The inky dark fruit and spice flavors are nicely delineated throughout."

James Suckling - 91 Points
"Dark plums, mulberries and some dust. The palate has some nice tension, ripe tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Chewy."

Type

Red

Varietal

Cabernet Franc

Vintage

2015

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.0%

Appellation

California-Napa Valley-Mt.Veeder

Wine Advocate

93

Wine Enthusiast

94

Vinous

93

James Suckling

91

About Mt. Brave Vineyard

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 sparse, consisting of a gravelly loam with rocks large and small. Nutrients and minerals are scant, resulting in tiny berries with concentrated and complex flavors.

750mL

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