Mt. Brave

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 183


Mt. Brave

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced


  • This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon vs. the Bordeaux blend we typically bottle
  • All of the fruit is from our Mount Veeder estate
  • The vineyard sits between 1,400 to 1,800 feet in the warmer, northern part of the AVA
  • The wine is native yeast fermented, unfined and unfiltered for the purist expression of Mount Veeder

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Christopher Carpenter

Winemaker, Mt. Brave

Winemaker, Christopher Carpenter

A Chicago native, I earned a BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I gained experience as a harvest enologist at Domaine Carneros Winery, a vineyard intern at Domaine Chandon California, and a research intern at Tenute Antinori, Santa Cristina Estate, in Montefiridolfi, Italy. In 1998 I received an MS in horticulture from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis.

I joined the winemaking team at the Cardinale Estate in 1998 and was quickly promoted through the ranks as Winemaker in 2001. In 2007 we conceived of Mt. Brave and I assumed the reigns as Winemaker.

Country born: United States

Education: BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I believe in paying the utmost attention to the vineyards and practicing minimal intervention in winery.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Celani Family Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 20
Mt. Brave 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 18
Coup De Foudre Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga The Lightning Bolt Blend 16
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