Auction 25 | Lot No. 79
5 cases produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our sustainably farmed, single-estate vineyard on Mount Veeder
- Vineyard is above the fogline, with elevations up to 1,800 feet—ideal for ripening and tannin development
- Rocky soils provide adequate drainage and contribute mineral richness to your wine’s complexity
- Native-yeast fermented; bottled unfined and unfiltered for the finest expression of mountain terroir
The Mt. Brave vineyard site sits high atop Mt. Veeder at an elevation of 1,400 to 1,800 feet. With such great heights comes labor intensive winegrowing approaches as thin, rocky soils and steep slopes make water retention a challenge and erosion a threat. These dramatic conditions result in tiny berries with intense flavor and extended sun exposure helps develop flavor and ripen tannins. Your Premier Napa Valley Mt. Brave wine is meant to show all that is Mt. Veeder. Aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered this wine is from the very best blocks Mt. Brave has to offer.
Winemaker, Mt. Brave
I began as a harvest enologist at Domaine Carneros, then a viticulturist intern at Domaine Chandon as I was pursuing an MS in viticulture and enology at UC Davis. During my last year at UC Davis, I spent six months making wine at Tenute Antinori in Tuscany, Italy. Following graduation, I joined the winemaking team at the Cardinale estate as enologist and in 2000 became the winemaker for Lokoya. A year later, I was appointed winemaker for Cardinale and in 2005 for La Jota Vineyard Co.
Country born: United States
Education: BS in Biology from University of Illinois
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
I believe in maximum attention in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winery.
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